Monday Wake Up

It’s Labor Day, which means it’s a long weekend. Most of you are probably off of work, and coming off of another busy weekend. Let me just encourage you to make the most of this day. Some of you probably already have Mondays off anyways, if you work in a church, but regardless, let’s rest today. And when I say rest, I mean, let’s actually rest. Rest in God’s Word. Rest away from the iPhone or laptop. Rest, so that you can return to work tomorrow putting your best foot forward, and working hard so that your co-workers see God in you.

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If you’ve been in a creative rut lately, get outside and enjoy God’s creation. Sometimes the best inspiration comes when we’re soaking in the creation of the one who loves us. Or go read a good book!

I’m away with my wife, celebrating our 1 year anniversary, which actually happened a couple weeks ago. But wherever you are, I hope you enjoy this day, and get some rest!

In Later News…

  • Justin Dean, Communications Director at Mars Hill Church has just launched a cool website that is giving away church communication resources for free! It’s pretty cool, and you can submit your own resources as well. Check it out.
  • In case you missed it last week, I released my reader survey. And if you’re reading this right now, then that means you’re a reader of my blog :) I’d love it if you’d take 30 seconds and fill it out. It’ll help me and you. Check it out.
  • Seth Godin wrote a great post recently about the difference between fast food restaurants and other institutions. Sometimes I feel like the Church acts as a fast food restaurant, trying to get things done as fast as possible, with no regard to quality. Which one is your church more like?
  • Speaking of Seth Godin, he also wrote a review of Malcolm Gladwell’s forthcoming book, David and Goliath. I’m really looking forward to reading this book, and you should probably check it out.
  • And just for kicks, I wanted to include this article about Uber purchasing 2,500 driverless cars from Google. I’m so pumped about this, because one of their major markets is here in Chicago. I’m hoping I can order a driverless Uber soon!

In this video, Gary Vaynerchuck talks about a bunch of great stuff, but one thing that stuck out was how he doesn’t focus on what people are doing now, but what people are going to be doing a year from now. If he can do this, then he’ll beat all other businesses to the people. How are we as the church looking ahead to what people are going to do? I feel like many times we are actually behind the curve, and not just when it comes to technology, but just culture and habits in general. How can we catch up with where people are, and maybe even look ahead to the future?

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