It’s so easy in a culture that is always on to the next and greatest to wonder what happens next. I know I have that default to my personality. While that kind of characteristic can produce great things, it can also be a bit unhelpful.
I ask the question in light of the fact that by the grace of God, we’ve launched two campuses for Connexus in the last two weeks. It’s been an amazing journey — one we’ve seen the hand of God in over and over again. We’re so grateful. But even as we celebrate these launches, people are saying "where’s your next campus?" Naturally I answer
that we have plans for Muskoka and even Toronto, but right now I feel
like there is so much still do to here.
I think what’s next for us is taking something that is really quite good (our two campuses as they open), and that we’re thrilled with to start, and making them better and better week by week. Not only do we need to get a few bugs out of the system (people have been so gracious), but even after we reach a level at which we feel "satisfied", there is so much more to do.
Ultimately, we want to make every environment we run all it can be. Community groups change lives as people intersect with God and each other. So does Waumba Land, our infant environment. We want those environments — and all the ones we run — to be leveraged in the best way possible to help people grow in their relationship with God. Rather than being generalists — trying to do a whole lot — we want to be specialists, choosing a few things and doing them optimally.
As we tweak each environment, make what we do better and more conducive to God’s work and to life-change, we’ll see more and more people realize how simple it is to have a real relationship with God.
What things are you already doing this week in your life that with a little prayer and attention, can go from simply being good, to being great? And how would your life be used by God if things truly went from being very good, to realizing their full potential?