Risking It All

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.

Risking It All

10 thoughts on “Risking It All

  1. Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway!
    – John Wayne

    We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.
    – Caleb, Numbers 13:30

    I believe in you Chris. And I’m excited to see the success that comes your way from simply being willing to redefine what success looks like for Compass Point. Follow God’s leading and you will NEVER go wrong!


  2. Hey Chris,

    I have no idea what risks you are about to take, but wish you well and encourage you to go for it!!

    Please keep us posted on the details on your blog.

    – Louie


  3. Austin – Thanks dude…I needed some John Wayne today!!! “Rio Bravo” is one of my favorite movies of all time!

    Louie – Will do. I’ve got to get out west and come break bread with you some time.


  4. Now that I think about it Chris, you’re a lot like John Wayne. Always coming out the other side of the stuff of life tougher than a two-dollar steak. I think that’s my new definition of sanctification.


  5. It’s always exciting to hear about people taking risks, because in the end the reward(s) will far out way the consequences.

    Praying for CP Chris.


  6. Leading a congregation can lead to serving a congregation instead of serving God. Good for you to be bold enough to care more what God thinks than your (His) people. Acts 5:29, “We must obey God rather than man!” – Kevin, Jacksonville Florida


  7. Chris,

    Been there and done it… it is HARD, but I have never been happier! We went from 320 to 8. Then back to about 140 over the last 6 months… and Rockin’& growing every week. But the feel, the drive, the peace is much different than before. We’ll be praying for you all.



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