This past Wednesday we had an All Staff meeting and I shared with our staff the adjustments we are making as we prepare for 2009.  It was an emotional meeting as I shared my heart with them and we shared with each other about what we are dreaming about.  I shared with them that we must Be Strong! (from Joshua 1:1-11) and that we need to do 3 things to see the Vision that God has for C3 fulfilled in '09…

  1. EMPOWER – We need to empower others to do what God has called them to do.  We can’t be selfish with our ministry but we need to empower others to step up and lead at another level. (2 Timothy 2:2)
  2. BE CREATIVE – We will need to be creative with our resources.  As our people are cutting back so are we.  We will continue to carry out the vision but we must be creative with our resources.
  3. VOLUNTEER REVOLUTION – One of our core values from the beginning has been to raise up volunteers to serve in ministry teams. (Ephesians 4:11-12) We need to pray hard and work hard as God expands our territory and as we carry out His vision.

(My favorite staff member of the day.  Sporting the Carolina Panthers flow.  They are going all the way baby!)