Easter weekend was a full contact sport here at 12Stone Church. We had 23 services over 3 days at our 4 campuses…and over 7,000 cars flowed through our Central Campus. But the most important statistic was the hundreds of people who made a decision to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. It was an awesome experience!
There was a point during the Sunday morning when the outbound crowd for one service was colliding with the inbound crowd for the next service…and I was putting pressure on one of our Parking Team Leaders for a decision he was making. It was very unfair of me (Mark, my deepest apology to you) and it could have hurt our relationship.
Fortunately, he is a mature leader and he allowed me to push him in the moment. And, he correctly pushed back. You see, leadership requires courage (to push and be pushed). It requires maturity. It requires suppression of our ego’s in the moment. Our feelings are not important. The mission is important. And our mission was to get people into service safely and on time.
In the end, we realized that neither of us was right or wrong. We simply had been dealt a situation that defied a solution. The 200 cars cued up in either direction on the highway were there because the system was over-burdened. Ultimately, everyone made it safely to a worship service. Our team served incredibly well in the heat of the moment.
How about you?
- Can you set your ego aside when the pressure is on?
- Can you allow yourself to be pushed for the sake of the mission?
- Can you push when the mission is at risk?
Two out of three is not good enough.
Thanks for listening.