Being away for a few days has been great for me and my family. God has given me tons of ideas for tweaking our systems and a few new ideas that will make us more effective. It’s hard to be creative or even to be objective when you’re in the grind. Ronald Heifetz in the his book, “Leadership on the Line” talks about ‘Balcony Time’. This is where you get away for the purpose of getting a big picture perspective of your organization.
Baseball players can’t examine their swing while their in the batter’s box. They have to step away and review some film. They need to look at themselves from an objective position. That’s the power of breaks and getting away for training. It causes us to see our churches from a new perspective.