Leadership Summit 2009 – Harvey Carey: Against All Odds

Posted on August 6, 2009




Against All Odds

Ephesians 4:11-13.

The odds, though stacked against me as a child, didn’t stop there. They continued through adulthood.

What does one do when the odds are stacked against you?

1. Believe that God’s Word is true. You can’t just believe it was then, but you must believe that it is also now. Miracles then, miracles now.

2. It is the moment when God shines the most.

We’re not suppose to staff people to do ministry, we’re suppose to gather staff that are equipped to equip others to do ministry. The job is on us to equip people to minister.

Members must take ownership for the work. It is not the role of the senior leadership for the work. Genuinely engage them in the work. Give them an opportunity to always be connected. Sunday morning is the time to mobilize. God has called us not to just huddle, but to break and play the game.

The thing that cripples us is “fear.” I believe that most leaders have the paralysis of analysis. We don’t create contexts for the text to be real.

Transformation happens not by what you say you’re going to do, but what you do.

How many prayer meetings do you have in proportion with your strategic meetings. The church is disproportionate between dependence on God vs. dependence upon ourselves.

If darkness is present, light is absent.

You can walk on water if God gives you the word to do it.

What would happen if you actually heard this, and stopped making excuses.