#14 – I thought every idea could work in my environment
I would listen to a CD or mp3 and hear an idea that another Pastor, church planter, or leader would have and I’d think, “That’s a great idea, I should do that.” Only to find that it wouldn’t work here. What works at another church in a different city may or may not work in your town, but you have to figure that out. Frustration happens when you just adopt an idea or ministry paradigm without taking into consideration the uniqueness of the people in your area. There are a million ideas floating around and many of them can help you, but you have to figure out which ones will help based on your location, style, and culture.