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The Next Big Thing

Talking with a buddy this week at Starbucks – just catching up on life and tossing out future ideas. For my end of the conversation I pitched an idea I have for the “next big thing” on the internet, something that takes the best ideas of what is out there, where I think the whole net is going, and a way to make some money for myself and really youth workers, too. Anyhow, the idea is mine, but the execution is way out of my league. As we exchanged follow-up emails, here’s some thoughts he shared that I thought were particularly good.

Here is my “work in progress” trying to synthesize a little from Andy Stanley and Dallas Willard. In order to affect any change and progress I need to find my Vision, Intention, and Means. I need all three cylinders to be firing if I’m going to get anywhere.

Vision: An idea of what could be combined with the conviction for what should be, based on an account of what was, an assessment of what is.

Intention: The decision of my heart and the focus of my will to relentlessly chase potential into reality.

Means: The art and science of skillfully applying Resources to move X from point A to point B. (Distance, Direction, Time). Simply put . . . get ‘er done!

JG

By | 2016-10-13T13:58:27+00:00 September 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Josh Griffin is one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years experience in the trenches, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He's the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and been in 300+ episodes of the DYM Podcast with Doug Fields. He's created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books including 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders. Josh and his wife Angela have 4 kids, which now includes 2 teenagers of their own! Contact Josh | Speaking Requests

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