I live and breathe the world of “church”.
From leadership development, to preaching and teaching, to running weekly services, to running ministries and so much more, there is a lot to do!
It is really easy to lose sight of people and put focus on the product.
It is easy to allow the development of the product to become the goal. When that happens, the product takes the place of people.
And, when that occurs, the product loses its power and potential, because it has become an end to itself.
We should constantly readjust our reality to reflect the idea that products are simply tools to be used to help people.
The goal always has been and always should be…PEOPLE!
As church leaders, we need to always remember that what we offer people (weekly services, preaching and teaching, ministries, etc) is no substitute for personal relationship.
All the things that we offer should be used as tools that drive us back into relationship to love, care for, disciple, mentor, and live life with others.
It’s all about people!