"Here's the rub. The church is running out of effective options created in the power of its own volition, charisma, and talents. Our energetically constructed plans become progressively less effective with each successive generation. We are in need of something more powerful than slicker services, ever more radical missional pursuits, or more culturally savvy ways to share the gospel. For those early apostles after the crucifixion and ascension of Jesus returning to Jerusalem to regroup, their very first act was to pray (Acts 1:14). Having come to the end of themselves, they prayed. That was the totality of their strategic plan. Today we need leaders who follow that path..."
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