Planning Is Not The Same As Dreaming

Somebody's gotta launch Lego Church. Might as well be us.

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  1. Michelle says:

    This post could not have come at a better time! This Saturday I am having a vision casting and training gathering for the Guest Experience Team and this was such a great reminder to DREAM BIG! God will put everything in to place as long as I listen for His voice and dream! Thanks so much. I can’t wait to hear what else you learned. 🙂

  2. David Hinkle says:

    Good stuff, yet again. We’ve simply been forced to dream (or come up with something…anything…Oh Please Lord HELP US) to meet the demands of the reality of a growing church. Our old system just wasn’t cutting it. Problem was, I wasn’t really seeing it. I was trying to maintain what we were doing and didn’t have margin (so I thought) to develop anything else even if I could see it. Reality hits ya hard, bro.

    So, we dreamed and developed and landed on a better a system. New lesson learned now though: count the cost of the change you’re going to make. Didn’t do that well and now we have a system that while it’s working is taking much more to sustain than we thought. Trust me, I’d rather have to deal with this (an increased need for volunteers/staffing) than the alternative of not having a connections system that has the capacity to match our growth rate.

    That is all. Carry on.

    • Danny says:

      Thanks Michelle! I hope the gathering goes great this weekend!

      Hink: it’s always a balance and a tension. As I was writing the post I was thinking through the “What if’s” that go beyond the “What if’s.” Jesus reminded us about counting the cost before you build a tower. I get that…feel that…I’ve been there with you on the other side (“it’s taking much more to sustain than we thought.”). But I also know that sometimes my limited thinking keeps me from dreaming about building the tower in the first place.

      I’m processing this one in a big way. Any more thoughts you have would be welcomed!

  3. Bob Adams says:

    Reblogged this on 27gen and commented:
    Here are some great initial processing thoughts about GENE 2014 from my friend Danny Franks, Connections Pastor at Summit RDU.

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