In contrast to my other 2007 review post here is a list of things that worked for us this year at Compass Point. It’s a pretty small and simple list…but was hard to come by (more on that in a later post). We tried most everything else out there to grow a church…only to throw in the towel…and come back to the basics. In 2007 what worked for us was…
- We studied the Bible.
- We followed the Bible.
- We preached the Bible.
- Finally, we prayed about everything before we did it…no matter how big or small.
This list reminds me of that scene in the movie “Bull Durham” where the coach is talking to the team in the locker room and says, “Baseball is a simple game. You throw the ball…you hit the ball…you catch the ball.” 🙂
Seriously…the marketing, technology, programing, music style, etc. is all just window-dressing. The real meat is with the vision…and you can’t get it…or pass it on…without doing all of the stuff listed above.