There is a phrase that I have found myself using quite frequently over the last several months… “good problems”. The last year has been characterized by substantial growth at Cross Point Church and for those of you who are leaders of growing churches, businesses or organizations you know that along with growth come additional challenges. For us that has meant parking challenges at our 11:00 a.m. service, scrambling to recruit additional volunteers for expanding Kidz World classes, running out of office space for staff, running out of programs on Sunday morning, and the list goes on. There have been times when I have found myself overwhelmed by all the little things that grow and become more complex with numerical growth, but I try to settle down and get some perspective. God has entrusted us with the amazing responsibility of providing a place where He can transform lives. As long as people are coming through the doors, it’s my job to remove the obstacles and let God work. And so, each time the staff and I are faced with a new challenge, I think to myself (and often say out loud) “good problems”.
What “good problems” have you had to address in your church or organization?