Loved Eric’s thoughts here… as a former Willow staff member and church member, I have SO many great memories and I’m forever grateful to the people and the ministry there. But this idea of remembering to dream “small” is a wonderful reminder of our individual and intimate call to Christ in the midst of the big BIG dreams presented to us. I love the power of the BIG and the small dreams, and believe the church needs both. Cheers
Last week I spent two days along with some other leaders from my church at Willow Creek’s Global Leadership Summit (full disclosure: my wife actually works for the GLS). As usual the conference was full of top-notch speakers and cutting edge leadership and vision discussions, and it was awesome to take a bunch of folks from my church and have them hear such great speakers.
However, with where I’m at in my life personally, the GLS brought up some interesting tensions. Most of the speakers (Christian and otherwise) talked over and over again about having huge dreams, and how important these big dreams are to the world.
The particular challenge that I have in my life—and one that I have to continually come to terms with—is how damaging “big dreams” actually are to my life. You see, if you were susceptible at all (like I am) to the ravages of pride and self-centeredness…
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