Today Shawn Lovejoy, Senior Pastor of Mountain Lake Church in Cumming, GA and founder of ChurchPlanters.com, gave an incredible dose of encouragement and realism to those attending the Velocity Conference.Â I wanted to pass his thoughts along to you.
- “We’re entrepreneurs.Â We’re activators…We love moving fast.Â We all love speed.”
- “Why do we love speed, the church has tons to do.”
- “The fastest moving pastors lead the fastest growing churches (right?)”
- “My greatest assets and talents become my greatest liabilities.”
- “Telling a church planter to be patient is like telling John MacArthur to be seeker sensitive.”
- “Lack of patience brings pain into your life.”
- “Speed can kill us…Our inability to slow down, to shut down, can kill us.”
- “We all struggle with taking a day off.”
- “The reason many are depressed is the vision isn’t being fulfilled as fast as we would like.”
- “If I finish without my family, I don’t finish.”
- “If we try building this church faster than Jesus has called us to build it, it will cost us.”
- “What matters more to God than fruitfulness, is faithfulness.”
- “Fast Growing Church lists encourage the 100 and discourage the 100,000.”
- “Most pastors quit right before the harvest.”
- “God is all about fulfilling His vision.”
Great words Shawn.Â Thanks for being a friend and mentor to so many leaders.
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