The Big Mo


Every leader wants it.

Sometimes you just have it. Other times you have to work to create it.

Our church has grown in crazy spurts. It’s as if we’ll grow really fast, then stay at a certain level, then jump again. It feels like we’re in another one of those growing seasons. In this past series we did, “Love, Marriage, Baby Carriage,” we saw SO many new families come as a results. We set record attendance numbers, had more kids in a service than ever before. Right now, it feels like we’ve got some momentum.

I’ve been listing to Andy Stanley talk about momentum lately. One of the things he said is this: “Doing something new creates momentum, and improving the quality of what you do helps you to sustain it.”

One of the questions I’ve always wrestled with is this: How can we do church in a new or different kind of way? Every church advertises that they are “a different kind of church,” but when you boil it down, they’re all very similar.

I don’t have a beautiful answer here. It’s just something I’ve wrestled with for a while. I know that to reach people no one else is reaching, you have to do what no one else is doing. What does that look like in church? I’d love to hear your thoughts!