Dr. John Townsend – @drjohntownsend
4 Common Blindspots for Leaders
Having it all together
Tasks before relationships
Harsh (internal) judge
Gather somewhere between 3 and 10 of the right people and say:
‘If you see me doing anything that would drive my life, my family, or my leadership off a cliff, can I trust you to tell me way ahead of time.’
What’s the abbreviation for Blind Spots?
Sam Collier – @SamCollier
The best way for us to find our voice is to help someone else find their voice.”
“A mentor shows up in critical moments to speak timely truths in a relevant way in a critical moment with relational capital so they can receive it.”
“Preachers inform, mentors transform”
“Mentors transform. sponsors platform.”
Lee Jenkins – @LeeJenkinsGroup
If we don’t confront something, then we can never cure it.
Like winning the Olympics with an asterisk by your name…The asterisk on America is how we have dealt with the issue of race.
Step across your racial comfort zones.
The church should model racial unity to the world.
Be humble enough to be wrong.
We can do more together when we act like their problems are our problems.
We can’t be every tribe, nation, and tongue in heaven if we are not here on Earth. @vawardwow
Challenge everyone who is watching, to go home and have the conversation. @loswhit
One of the biggest disconnects we have going on is a lot of my white friends don’t see there is a problem. @SamCollier
When you accept us as a friend or person you must accept our pain too. @LeeJenkinsGroup
We have to start acting like we are invited to the party and we need you to know we want to be there.
This can’t be won on social media, it will be won through relationships. – @reggiejoiner
There are so many of us in this room, and a lot of us feel this way, we are sorry. And in that position we want to say, tell us what to do. – @reggiejoiner
Read John 4 about how Jesus went to her, stepped into her world, valued her, asked for a drink of water to put his Jewish lips on her Samaritan cup. For a person in power to say I need something that I can get from you.
Listen and believe what we are saying.
Believe us. We really aren’t crazy.
Befriend us. Establish a relationship.
Stand up for us. Stand up for righteousness and God’s standard.
Internally build relationships with people that look different, sound different and think different.
Intentionally demonstrate to others what this means.
Louie Giglio – @louiegiglio
If there’s anything that unites us, it’s the song of worship that we sing.
This is leadership 101: ‘Lord, I don’t know what to do, but my eyes are on You.’
If we all collectively set our gaze on Jesus, it draws us together.
Salvation always results in worship. Salvation’s end is worship. Our destiny is worship where every tribe, every nation, every language, every people are in one gathering by the power of the Lamb and the finished work of the cross.”
It’s always about God, it’s always been about God, and it always will be about Him.
Sin makes us dead, but Christ makes us alive.
“God brought us from death to life. Not from bad to good. But death to life!”
It’s in the spirit of following Christ Jesus that there is the possibility of unity.
Worship is a weapon because it gets our gaze back on the God of heaven.
You’re not David in the story of David and Goliath.
God is inviting us to wake up and to look up and realize there’s another hero in the story and it’s not me and it’s not you.
Depression is big, but Jesus is bigger.
I want to invite us as a church to speak the name of Jesus more.