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Charlotte was a wild goose chase, literally.
April 3, 2008, 9:25 am
Filed under: Guest Services, Ministry, Networks

The trip to Charlotte was amazing, on so many levels.

For starters, Skye, Catherine and I are a dangerous trio. We work well and play well together which is a great combo for ministry. Plus, I like to play so that works out well. Our abs hurt from laughing so hard, and that was just in the car ride on the way up.

On the flip side, they are both incredibly sharp and when we put our heads together we get to 30,000 feet. That’s where big ideas happen.

Here are some random highlights from the trip:

  • Did you know that Canadian geese hang out at the Wal-Marts in Charlotte? We cut across to get coffee at a nearby Dunkin Donuts and we almost hit one. It just stood there in the middle of the aisle. Whattheheck.
  • Elevation’s office building looks like it came straight out of Plesantville. And everything is orange. I appreciated that.
  • They have cool stuff on the walls at their office. A framed poster from every series and a story board.
  • Larry, Candice, and Gene were incredibly professional and well prepared.
  • Portable meetings are another world, especially when they’re in an old folks home. 🙂
  • 36 of 50 Guest Services leaders attended. I saw real passion on their faces. They came ready to take notes and listen. They are the real deal.
  • We drove Skye’s car because my radiator has been acting up. On the way home her car overheated. How ironic.

Here are some quotes that I took from our meeting:

  • “You and I who know Christ are here to create an environment where people can meet him.”
  • “I want you so captivated by the gospel that you are willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen.”
  • “If you’re a leader, you will get your people will feel what you feel.”
  • “If all you see is a checklist, you’re not a leader.”

Dang. More to come.

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Just so you know. They are Canada Geese. Geese do not have a country affiliation. I promise not to make a habit of correcting things on someone else’s blog. But I just thought it might be an ever so small piece of trivia that you might appreciate. Although, I wonder if Canadian Geese might watch a lot of hockey and say, “Quack, eh?”

Ok. I’m done.

Comment by Jamie

Jamie,
as you probably already know geese fly in a V formation. Do you know why one side of the V is always longer than the other? Answer – There are more birds on that side…

Comment by Grant McCurley




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