It seems entirely appropriate that Steve Warrington snapped this pic during our month long birthday celebration. I can’t count how many times I’ve said those words over the last six years of actionchurch. The truth is, as a leader I rarely have had the information or the skill-set necessary to make even semi-informed decisions. The thing that I HAVE learned over the last six years is to gather the wisest, brightest, most God-focused, people into leadership positions…learn from them…but most of all, learn to closely follow the God who knows all, sees all, and is NEVER surprised!
Here’s a blog post I wrote just weeks before our first service:
“It’s only two weeks ’til actionchurch launches weekly gatherings at Fat Daddy’s. (2.10.08) I have been thinking about the last sixteen months of “planning and planting”. There was so much stuff I had no clue about.
I didn’t know…that an off-hand comment I made in anger would become the name of our church. “I am so freakin’ sick of people just learning about the Bible and never Doing any of it that if I ever had a church I would call it action church”!
I didn’t know…how to “start” a church like the “church for outsiders” we had in mind.
I didn’t know…anyone who had the skills and wanted to help us with this project.
I didn’t know…how to create a website or blog.
I didn’t know…how much money it would cost…or how to pay for it.
I didn’t know…who would be able to “capture”actionchurch in a logo and identity.
I didn’t know…any bands or worship leaders to play music.
I didn’t know…how important finding the “right place” would be to our efforts.
I didn’t know…how close we came to Never being able to meet at Fat Daddy’s.
I didn’t know…that by the time of our launch the club would be completely remodeled and have seating for nearly twice the people.
I didn’t know…some people that I already knew and never expected would go to church…would help us start a church.
I didn’t know…people I had never met would “catch the vision” and be invaluable in creating actionchurch.
I could go on and on with the absolutely crucial information I didn’t know when this dream began. Our success definitely lies not in what I know…but in knowing “the ONE who has the answers to all our questions”! It truly is not what you know…but who you know!
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. James 1:5″
Some things never Change…
LABELS: CHURCH PLANTING, VISION