Pastor, what might occur if you got really, really good at provoking your parishioners’ hunger for God’s Word?

What if you devoted yourself to provoking their hunger for maturity? What if you saw to it that your parish became a more uncomfortable place to stay spiritually and emotionally immature?

You might get to reinvent yourself in the process.

You’d have the opportunity to trust Jesus in ways you haven’t in a long time. You could trade familiar patterns and skills for fresh, provocative, people-changing ones.

–Kirk Kirlin, Leadership Courage more at


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