- wanting to restart in our home a house church to test some of the new concepts we are currently using in our training...problem is, we don't have a free night during the week
- Neil Cole's new book, "Church 3.0" and how some of his thoughts might be integrated into what we are currently doing
- how to personally contact the 100+ people we are currently training to encourage them and show interest in the details of their new church starts
- identify key people who we can pour ourselves into to help us train a second wave of 100 church planters who are already in the wings waiting
- how to raise badly needed money to finance the multiple missions/church planting projects going on, and yet doing so without creating dependency
- ideas for fine-tuning our current nightly training sessions
- the need to make time for more quiet, uninterrupted prayer and listening to God
- planning a weekend retreat with the team to do a crash course in using the new training materials; who needs to be there, where to go, what dates, how to pay for it all
- desperately needing to sit down with several key leaders to talk doctrinal issues and concerns and clear some of the piling up debris and misconceptions
- setting up March, April, and May meetings with key leaders out in the coastal provinces
- keeping the ten2b prayer virus alive and spreading
- the kind of leaders we need, and the kind of leader I need to be to others
- urgent "To Do" list: multiple print jobs needing done yesterday, burning 1500 music CDs for trainees, finding someone who can fix the broken copier and video projector
- finding time to make all the pending phone calls and visits
- all the stuff pending around the house, emails needing responses
- planning this week's CP training out in the Galapagos Islands
- sitting down with the host of the Alcance Ecuador TV show to plan a series of upcoming TV interviews, and suggesting we use an assortment of the people currently being trained in starting simple churches as those we interview
Proverbs 27:3 "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” We are what we think about. Kind of scary, huh?
I share all of this to say, for me, blogging helps order my thoughts. Writing is a valuable tool helping me connect random ideas into more meaningful and effective ministry. Loose ends--like those described above--often have a way of eventually coming together as blog posts. Clarity comes as I struggle to put something down in writing.
What kinds of things are spinning around in your head? Maybe I'll add them to my own list above!