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Young Pastors and churches, entrepreneurs and small business owners, read this.
Flex your flexibility. Use ambiguity and agility to your advantage.
Earlier in point 1, “New rules, no rules and changing rules, so write your own rules now”, I was encouraging Pastors of more traditional churches to make a play this season. Now I would like to cheer on young or new Pastors to flex your flexibility.
The thing about growing old physically is that the body is not as flexible as before.
True for the body, true for the body of Christ.
Young Pastors or young churches, you are agile.
When you get an idea or a revelation, you can execute immediately. In hours or days, you get it done. Boom! Mic drop.
So don’t just emulate what the big established churches are doing. A speedboat can do what an ocean liner cannot.
Same for entrepreneurs, small business owners and the self-employed.
They have the size, but you have the speed.
They have the resources, but you have the dexterity.
They have the brand, but you have the personal connection and chemistry.
Ambiguity and agility are your friends.
This young generation of leaders is comfortable with uncertainty and embraces ambiguity.
In a day, you have become Masters of Zoom.
John 14:2 (COVID-19 version for young leaders): In my Father’s house, there are many Zooms…
When there is a need, you meet it ASAP. You are in and out… and probably have time to Insta Story the journey too.
When there is an opportunity, you grab it spontaneously and improvise while you are in the Uber.
In the meantime, the board members of the established churches have not even checked their emails yet.
You don’t need to hold policy meetings or check the insurance coverage, nor do you need 5 layers of approvals or 3 departments to agree.
When governments reverse the lockdown, it will likely be in stages—perhaps small gatherings allowed, then <100, then 500, etc.
Small churches and businesses can flow better. Whatever size is permitted, you can flow with it. You can surge or you can subside.
Wherever gatherings are allowed, homes, parks, cafes, you can go with the flow. You can swell or you can cease.
Most importantly, whenever the Holy Spirit leads, you can flow with Him.
As our Asian brother, Bruce Lee, once taught, “Be like water, my friend.”
Read my third article on #LeadThroughCrisis—where I talk about how Experiment trumps Experience and Expertise.