a. Life is ministry
Main pastoral responsibilities are to family and team. When mission comes first, ministry happens.
b. Do it with a few, for the many
With your team, aim for depth; with everyone else, aim simply to inspire. Deep teams will birth more deep teams.
c. If you aren’t willing, it’s unlikely anyone else will be
Your ultimate responsibility is to pursue your convictions unfalteringly and without compromise.
d. Gifts are a toolkit and an indication of the area of deployment – but they are not the mission
e. Battling one life-long problem is enough
The world is a big place, and you can’t do everything. Do one thing. We’re in this together, and it will take everyone one of us to faithfully play our part.
f. If you’re made for the edge, the centre will choke you
There is a frontier to explore. Define it.
g. Keep the faith
You must feed your vision, for the sake of the cause. The real battle is a battle of heart.
h. Passion + connection
i. You require partnerships, which require self-sacrifice
Let go of grand delusions, pride and self-sufficiency, and step into grace. Be generous.
j. Unsolvable problems and impossible dreams don’t exist
You can do it. You just may need to look elsewhere for the way through.