Last night I was in one of the most non-boring meetings I’ve experienced in a while. It was passionate, it was healthy debate and it was people not afraid to confront misconceptions and challenge each other. People listened for understanding and communicated well. People were engaged and bought in to the discussion. People were willing to risk to help solve the problem and ready to take action. There were tears and a handful of spontaneous applause moments. There was a lot at stake and people recognized it. Did I mention that I wasn’t bored?
This was my neighborhood association meeting.
The topic of this meeting was our lack of a neighborhood school, which is important to our families, but this got me thinking about our staff meetings with Cru.
Do I recognize how much is at stake? Our job is to take Christ to every corner of every campus in Portland and we’re not getting there yet… and people are dieing without Christ. Is this reality in mind as our staff gather? I’m imagining a lot more passion, risk and emotion in our staff meetings if the urgency of the mission haunts us a little more.
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