062 – Celebrate base hits to create momentum [Podcast]

It's baseball season! Replay of one of my favorite episodes.

Base hits replay


Welcome to Season 2 of the Your Church Matters podcast.  Due to a busy travel schedule, a major book writing project, and 4 church consultations in process, I will be offering  some replays of the main content of some previous episodes for Episodes 61-64 (March 29, April 5, April 12, April 19).

In this episode (62), I replayed the content of Episode 3, Celebrate base hits to create momentum.



This content also provided the heart of both my Life Matters blog and my Church Central blog this week.

I built the discussion around Three Questions (and my answers to each):

1. Why are we always looking for home runs?

  • They are exciting
  • They are dramatic
  • They can change the game with one swing of the bat
  • They are addictive (which means they can cause the batter to lose focus and perspective)

2. What’s the benefit of a base hit?

  • It keeps the game moving forward toward the team’s goals
  • If you string enough of them together you are going to score
  • Often, they are more about technique than power
  • Sometimes an unexpected bloop drops in for a base hit

3. What are the implications for the church?

  • The power of incremental change
  • The encouraging culture of celebration
  • The synergy of “we
  • The visible witness of the “body” metaphor


Resources Referenced:

1 Corinthians 12:12-27


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