I think it’s about right that Saddleback landed on #18 of the most innovative church list – a few years ago they perhaps would have been leading the pack, but over time the innovation of the past has perhaps become somewhat the new baseline for churches – and that says a whole lot about their influence in recent years.
So what I am excited about is the potential in 2007. Not for the glory or excitement to see the name in print, but to know that we’re thinking how we can reach people for Jesus in the most powerful, effective and innovative ways. Because that’s really what it’s all about. I was in some pretty interesting dream meetings today, where the vision and excitement to forge ahead is surging yet again. Can’t wait.