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Most of America is still “red”. Sure, there are varying degrees of what that conservative position means, but for the most part America still believes in core values. Like any situation it is the extremists, the smaller minority, who are most heard. Case and point, the humanist organization that is doing this campaign. $40k on a bus campaign that does not work. It does not work until every news source writes and reports about it and brings the value of the $40k up into the millions.
So here is the deal. What can we do in our community. What kind of grace, mercy, love noise can we make? It does not have to cost a lot of money, it just needs to be so well executed and so effective that it draws attention beyond its value. Does it mean finding a single mom and doing a home makeover for her? does it mean changing peoples oil for free on a Saturday? Is it giving out food? Find a need in your community, service that need, and watch what happens.
Props to another extremist, Bill O’Reilly for coming up with his own idea. He is giving away the bumper sticker below. There you go pastor friends. Print up some bumper stickers. Insert them in the local new paper. Go give them out at wal mart and the mall. Don’t put the pastors face on them, just something that would communicate to your community. “merry Christmas” or “Its a Merry Chrsitmas in Smallville (insert your town)”. Create a campaign around it and add your website to the back.
Had coffee today with a friend who was talking about the transition from being a warrior to being a king. Great Kings (leaders) are marked by how their people live. If the people prosper, you know the King has led well.
See the progression of life moves us from explorers to warriors. We find something we are passionate about and then we fight for it and all that it is. As you grow, gain responsibility, become seasoned, develop a team and resources you have to learn how to make the transition from warrior to king.
So if you are afraid to ask yourself the hard questions about your leadership abilities just look around. If the people you are leading are not developing, growing, prospering, then it may be time to evaluate the king.