I attended the Leaders Gathering in Bracknell yesterday with the elders from church. Bill Hybels and Andy Stanley were doing some Q&A’s on leadership, and Stanley spoke on communication. Here are some of the highlights:
BH – “you’ll never harvest more than you sow”
AS – “a healthy marriage and healthy family, lived out before a watching world, are evangelistic – they are the salt and light in our culture”
AS – “if people are going to invite people to our services, they must be of high quality”
AS – on preaching “write down your goal in communication; then ask if your approach matches your goal” ; “approach is everything – truth with the wrong approach will meet a dead end” ; “we can’t make people fall in love with author [of Scripture], but we can set up the date”
AS – 5 good questions to ask when preaching:
- Who is this all about really?
- What’s my burden?
- Where’s the tension?
- Do I own it?
- Am I allowing the text to speak?