We’ve decided to risk it all at Compass Point. We’ve decided to throw the unwritten rule book out the window…to ignore practical wisdom…and follow our heart. We know what God is calling us to do this summer…color outside the lines…experiment…see how far the envelope can be stretched.
That will mean changes…and sheep don’t like changes. They like the same grass in the same field next to the same brook with the same shepherd leading them. The problem is…that leads to complacency…and complacency leads to laziness…and laziness leads to death. The other problem…taking risks can lead to death also. We’d rather go down fighting…than take a dive. We’d rather go out with a loud bang than a quiet whimper. We’d rather go down doing what God called us to do…redefining what success looks like…than to sit in the safety of the sidelines and wonder would could have been.
I had one of my young volunteer leaders ask me, “What happens if everyone gets upset and doesn’t come back to church?” I told him that Denise and I would still be showing up on Sunday and he should go read Matthew 18:20. Besides…we launched this thing once already…and lived to tell about it…we can certainly launch it again.