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Stacy Spencer: “God’s Not Going to Give You a Lot Until You Can Handle a Little”

Stacy Spencer was a youth pastor for 11 years, then planted a church and grew it from 60 to 13,000 in about ten years. He closed off the first day at Velocity 2012

  • I found myself not wanting to be around the people I was supposed to be leading.
  • There is a lot of drama in leading a church. Anytime you bring a group of people together, there will be drama.
  • Sometimes the drama can lead you to be disconnected from God.
  • Everyone starts out humble–but somewhere along the way we start reading our press clippings and thinking we did it.
  • Peter started following Jesus from a distance–close enough to see where He was going, but not close enough to be associated as a follower.
  • It is the death nail on your ministry when you are too big to be accountable.
  • God’s not going to give you a lot until you can handle a little.
  • It’s more important that you grow disciples than grow the size of your church.
This dude has energy! Great session.
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Tim Stevens served as the executive pastor of Granger Community Church in Granger, IN, for twenty years before joining Vanderbloemen Search Group as the Director of the Executive Search Consultant Team where he helps churches and ministries around the world find their key staff. Tim has a passion for the local church and equipping leaders with practical advice and tools about church staffing and church leadership. He has co-authored three books with Tony Morgan, including Simply Strategic Stuff, Simply Strategic Volunteers, and Simply Strategic Growth, and authored three books of his own, including Fairness Is Overrated: And 51 Other Leadership Principles To Revolutionize Your Workplace. Connect with Tim at LeadingSmart.com.