Showing posts from September, 2011

Disappointment in numbers.

Numbers, Nickels, Noses...  From ministry to the arts world,  survival is about managing to the bottom line, the world counts success by these measures.

How many studentshow many in the audiencehow much money raised... how new are your facilities... what is the cool factor that will attract...@RickWarren: Never confuse prominence with significance....Unseen doesn't equal unimportant. #missionalrenaissance #leadership
INSPIRATION... VALUE... IMPACT... all worthy ideas, but nearly impossible to correlate with a harsh, competitive reality. The illusion of success is a drug... the service impact is thrilling, to see services making a difference where none existed before.. but it just isn't enough.

To survive... spreading the cost, seeking supporters who freely give, Faith in a mission greater than self, rooted in service..

Today just isn't a great day.. maybe the next two weeks will turn it around. Because if the numbers aren't there, the curtain doesn't rise.. even on…