A few years ago I read Good to Great by Jim Collins that truly impacted the way I evaluate ministry. Too often in the church Good is the enemy of Great. We find something that we think works well and we just keep doing it without ever asking “could it be better?” Is good, good enough? We serve an awesome God, the creator of great. He has promised that His plan is more than we can imagine or hope for and I’m sure He has GREAT in mind.
Have you heard “Well if we only had more money…a better facility…more volunteers… Yes, we would all like more and better. However I think we are called to do the very best with what we have and that can be great. “Good to Great shows that greatness is not primarily a function of circumstance; but largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline.” The questions I have to ask myself are: Am I making the right choices? How am I doing in the self-discipline department? What are the choices I am making with my time and resources? Am I investing my time in the right areas? What are the things that only I can do?
This week start with some self-evaluation of all that you do as a leader. Moving beyond ourselves let’s take a look at our facilities. Does the condition and appearance of our classrooms communicate a desire for greatness? What is one thing we could do this week for our facility to communicate where we want to be on a scale of good to great? Let’s take some initial steps this week to move toward greatness and continue to ask God to reveal His plan for our own improvement and the improvement of the incredible ministry to which He has called us! What are the things that would motivate you to move beyond just good?