This post by Scott Whitaker is about two years old, but it is pure gold.
Momentum is a big buzz word right now. There is a lot of talk about having it, needing it, wanting it and enjoying momentum's ride. Almost every day I see the word pop up in my bloglines.
Seeing all of this talk about momentum has caused a lot of questions. What is meant by it? How do you get it? How do you maintain it? What lies on the other side of it? What is the result of it?
I've been thinking about this post for a long time and have been watching StonePoint and other churches and have come to some of the following conclusions.
In a nutshell it looks like this:
Discomfort --> Fed by Vision -->Ignited by Anticipation -->Led by Change = Momentum
Momentum is born out of a healthy discomfort. Bill Hybels calls it a holy discontent. People at StonePoint have discomfort for where they're at or where they've been. Momentum is born out of a discomfort of where you are and a knowledge of what could be.
Momentum is fed by vision. It takes more than a solution. Solutions may meet a temporary need. Vision is what constantly supplies the fuel of going from where you are to where God wants you to be.
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