MTS one year on

  • People are everything.
  • Relationships are everything.
  • MYC is everything.
  • Intensive intellectual learning isn’t my forte.
  • Massive intellect isn't always what's required.
  • I enjoy preaching.
  • Plain and simple language for clear communication is what’s required.
  • Prayer is essential.
  • If you don’t do it yourself then don’t expect others to do it.
  • Train the keen beans.
  • Organization is essential.
  • Being rigorous with time off is essential.
  • Evangelism is always hard.
  • You can't work with everyone (even if you are theologically on the same page).
  • Failure is essential
  • Ministry isn't for the money.
  • Authenticity and transparency are essential to lead well.
  • Ownership builds participation and attendance.



jeltzz said... 2/26/2008 5:26 pm  

good thoughts Mike

michael jensen said... 2/27/2008 12:13 am  

Sounds like its been a valuable year. Priceless wisdom!

Justin said... 2/27/2008 2:03 am  

Great list, MJ.

rd said... 2/27/2008 12:13 pm  

good to know you've learnt all that in one year - some people don't learn that after two, then go into ministry, then can't figure out why they now find it heard.

All good lessons to learn

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