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And maybe save.
In take one I was talking about the number of voices I’ve heard today. Seth Grodin, Leonard Sweet, the first six chapters of the book of Acts, two ChangeThis manifestos (see below for links), conversations with Chuck and with Nancy and with Robb and Steve and others.
All of these conversations can be distilled to one theme: relationship.
Limit the number of contacts and work on transparent, significant, other-serving, value-adding, challenging, relationships. According to my conversations today, in those relationships we find healing, business relationships, good coffee, experiences, meaning, an understanding of God, protection, a church that adds 5000 members in a month, and a bunch of other things.
What is challenging is that the marketing people are better at understanding building relationships than the church in general is.
Here’s what the problem is.
Jesus says: “Love me”
Then He says, “Keep my commands”
Then He says, “Here is my command: love each other.”
So, the way we have to love Jesus is by loving each other, which means that I’ve got to actually love and care about the welfare of and all that stuff the people that I see around me.
No wonder we take refuge in programs as churches and in advertising and in campaigns and in everything we can think of that means we don’t have to talk with…..people.
Ah well. I’ll just stop listening and reading.
Keep it real (change this)
Tribal Knowledge (change this) the culture of starbucks
Seth Grodin (An interview that emphasizes small)
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