Kris Vallotton talks about the incredible rise of Bethel Church, how to create a music culture like they have for Bethel Music, the number one need young adults have and how to meet it, and how God is using charismatic ministry to impact the most unlikely people.
3 Insights from This Episode
1. There’s a difference between the next thing and a new thing
The next thing is a continuation of what you’re already doing, but a new thing means completely changing. And leading through change is hard—even Moses couldn’t lead people from one season to another. That’s because what you did in the wilderness isn’t always what you’ll do in the promised land.
When churches move from one way of doing things to a different way, people leave. And that’s okay. Everybody who’s in your church right now signed up for the way it is, so when you change a lot of them leave. The greatest resistors of the new thing are the people who succeeded in the old.
2. Developing and nurturing a music culture
Bethel has been successful at building a music culture because they understand that creatives need to be nurtured differently than other teams. Creative people need unique environments where risk is valued and schedules can be flexible. They need the freedom to trace a vision through a field.
3. People need people
Everyone is looking for a place to belong. Millennials are growing up starving for connection.
We do life virtually now. We have virtual personality profiles, with virtual conversations, attend virtual church and can live an entire life alone with a phone. And then we wonder why we’re starving for connection. We can’t find out who we are or what we’re supposed to be doing by ourselves, we find that through people.
People come to church for all kinds of things, but they stay for family.
Quotes from This Episode
The greatest resistors of the new thing are people who succeed in the old. – @kvministries
Everybody is looking for a place to belong. – @kvministries
People come to church for all kinds of things, but they stay for family. – @kvministries
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