Darla and I are in Corpus Christi Texas today. We are going to be attending a church growth conference in Victoria TX. this week. A couple that visited our church in Paamul invited us up so we are excited to be here and looking forward to what God has for us. Pray that we will learn some things that can we help us IMPACT Playa Del Carmen. Also pray the we can avoid what Nelson Searcy talks the number church pitfall, Conference Confusion.
#1 - Conference “Confusion” - This is a illness that church planters (and many young pastors) get. They go to a conference and get really excited about the host church, the speakers, and the model being presented, that they go home and immediately try to change everything to match what the conference speaker was teaching. The problem is, once the next conference comes around, they go home and try to do the same thing. What happens is that after a short amount of time, the church loses its original vision and it becomes a Frankenstein church that’s a strange blend of a bunch of conference ideas and church models.
What cures this illness? Getting very clear from the beginning about your vision and sticking to it.