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1 Stupid Ten Stupid Things that Keep Churches Churches from Growing Geoff Surratt

2 People I Love

3 Stuff I’ve written

4 Places I hang out

5 Largest Innovative Fastest growing Least fattening Influential Multi-site Casual Contemporary Country club Multi-site Multi-site CULT Seacoast Church

6 Who are you calling Stupid?

7 Trying to do it all

8 Trying all Why do we do it all?

9 Trying to do it all Why do we do it all? Lonely martyr syndrome Why do we do it all? Lonely martyr syndrome

10 Trying to do it all Why do we do it all? Hired Gun Disease Why do we do it all? Hired Gun Disease

11 Trying to do it all Why do we do it all? Corner Cutting Disorder Why do we do it all? Corner Cutting Disorder

12 Trying to do it all Why do we do it all? Rejection Aversion Why do we do it all? Rejection Aversion

13 Trying to do it all Why should we share the load?

14 Trying to do it all Why should we share the load? Eph 4:11-12 (NIV) So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up

15 Trying to do it all Why should we share the load? Ephesians 2:10 (ESV) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

16 Trying to do it all How to give away your job How to give away your job

17 Trying to do it all How to give away your job Connect the dots How to give away your job Connect the dots

18 Trying to do it all How to give away your job The Big ASK How to give away your job The Big ASK

19 Trying to do it all How to give away your job Show the ropes How to give away your job Show the ropes

20 Trying to do it all How to give away your job Quit Quit

21 Wrong Role for the Pastor’s Family Wrong Role for the Pastor’s Family “I realize that the church secretary can’t type, but she’s the mother of my children.”

22 Wrong Role for the Pastor’s Family Wrong Role for the Pastor’s Family How to destroy your family

23 Wrong Role for the Pastor’s Family Wrong Role for the Pastor’s Family How to destroy your family Play the ministry card

24 Wrong Role for the Pastor’s Family Wrong Role for the Pastor’s Family How to destroy your family Play the ministry card Lead with the queen of hearts

25 Wrong Role for the Pastor’s Family Wrong Role for the Pastor’s Family How to destroy your family Play the ministry card Lead with the queen of hearts Trump family time with ministry

26 Wrong Role for the Pastor’s Family Wrong Role for the Pastor’s Family How to destroy your family Play the ministry card Lead with the queen of hearts Trump family time with ministry Tip your family’s hand

27 Wrong Role for the Pastor’s Family Wrong Role for the Pastor’s Family How to destroy your family Play the ministry card Lead with the queen of hearts Trump family time with ministry Tip your family’s hand Bet your family’s future

28 How to rebuild your marriage

29 Marriage is about

30 How to rebuild your marriage Marriage is about Being there YOU ARE HERE

31 How to rebuild your marriage Marriage is about Being there Not being there YOU ARE HERE

32 How to rebuild your marriage Marriage is about Being there Not being there Getting HELP!

33 Discipline over Reconciliation I will not ask Mark Driscoll if he wrote A New Kind of Christian Favoring

34 Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised fellows. Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.” “Do all that you have in mind,” his armor-bearer said. “Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul.” 1 Samuel 14:6-7 (NIV) BACKHolding

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