There are times we need, as pastors, to turn off the “HUGE” button. And it ain’t easy. Everything that gets emphasized in ministry training… I mean LEADERSHIP training… is about HUGE. We’ve gone from the crusades of the 70s to the megachurches and seeker sensitive models of the 80s and 90s to the satellite campus models of the current trend. And it’s all about … HUGE.
Being Blue Chip isn’t about “huge” nor “not huge.” It’s not about embracing “small.” It’s about embracing your ministry DNA and the call to actually pastor.
And that means you have to turn off the “HUGE” button. It’s noisy. It’s always in our faces. But we need the noise off to hear the voice of the Spirit so we can explore what is truly our spiritual DNA, then turn to what the DNA of our church is, and then serve God and our community with passion.
It may mean backing away from some conferences or denominational meetings for awhile. It may mean some other things. But the vitality of ministry isn’t based on “HUGE” or “small.” It’s based on obedience to the Spirit.
Find your DNA.