Originally posted – December 8, 2009
In preparation for Generosity Game Plan 2010 I decided to call Chris Willard of Leadership Network http://www.leadnet.org/ and pick his brain about what he has seen work in the past for gatherings of church leaders to discuss generosity. Chris has been the director of a Leadership Network initiative to gather leaders of generous churches together from around the country and allow them to learn from each other and then share the information with everyone else.
Generosity Game Plan 2010 will be a similar type of gathering of North Georgia United Methodist Church leaders to discuss the answer to three questions:
1. What is? We want to uncover what strategies local churches are utilizing to lead their people toward lifestyle stewardship.
2. What could be? We want to talk about the things we know could happen, but could possibly take people out of their comfort zones.
3. What will be? After finding out where they are and what could be we want to determine what each church will tackle. No one can tackle everything at one time.
Many times pastors and church leaders can get isolated. Often times local pastors will go days, weeks, even months without talking to other area or denominational peers to discuss what is going on in the world outside of their own church walls. We need to share ideas and best practices if we want to stay current on how to mesh ministry with what is going on in the lives of our people. Generosity Game Plan 2010 is an attempt to do just that.