When I was in elementary school nothing was more frightening than going to the blackboard. In math it meant working a algebra problem out. In language arts it meant diagramming a sentence. In science it meant listing the element tables. In all of my classes it meant the possibility of looking like a fool in front of my peers because I might get the problem wrong. That is the risk of raising your hand to go to the blackboard…you might publicly fail.
At Compass Point we never want the fear of failing…or looking foolish…to stop us from taking risks. When God gives us BIG vision it always involves BIG risks. Sometimes those risks could involve a certain ministry or area of Compass Point. Other times those risks involve the church as a whole. I constantly am telling leadership, “If you’re going to make a mistake…make it big. If you’re going to hit a wall…hit it so hard and with so much momentum that you leave a face print!”
As a church we are going to take big risks…and sometimes make big mistakes. We never want people afraid of failing…because if they do…they will never try. Heck…some of the greatest lessons we’ve learned came from mistakes…not successes. We want people to dream big…try big…fail big…and succeed big. At Compass Point we always strive to create a culture of risk…where people aren’t afraid to raise their hand and go to the blackboard.