Good Problems

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?

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  • Brandi Wilson January 20, 2008  

    Looks good Jenni – You’re inspiring me to jump into the blog trend!

  • Joe Esch January 20, 2008  

    I was given the following several years ago while in management. It is something I have tried to live by and I believe it is something Jenni lives by, even if she doesn’t realize it.

    “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. To me, it is more important than facts. It is more important than past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a CHURCH… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a chance every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you … we are in charge of our ATTITUDE.
    bY: charles swindoll