IHBC Leadership ZOOM Meeting
Sunday, February 21 at 3:00pm.
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IHBC LEADERSHIP CONVERSATION
ADVENTURE OR DIE
1803 (shortly after the Louisiana Purchase) President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Merriwether Lewis and William Clark (and the Corps of Discovery) to find a practical water route across the western half of the continent. This would establish an American dominance through this territory well before Britain and other European powers could claim it And everyone was completely convinced that route could be traversed completely by canoeing the Missouri River all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
In 1804, (after months of training and acquiring the equipment they thought they needed) Merriwether Lewis and William Clark set out to find a water route to the Pacific Ocean. They travelled the Missouri River to its source, expecting to find another river they could calmly canoe to the Pacific Ocean. What they found was the Rocky Mountains.
Everything that Lewis and Clark assumed about the journey changed. They had planned for a consistent river exploration using canoes. They discovered that what they had trained for and the equipment they thought would carry them to their destination…was all wrong. It was uncharted territory for Lewis and Clark. Likewise, the church today finds itself in uncharted territory.
How do you tend to respond when what you thought and planned for suddenly changes?
How does it make you feel when the way you used to do something does not work anymore?
Can you list some things that used to be commonplace in our culture, when Christianity was mainstream?
What would be lost in our community if we ceased to exist as a church?
What comes to mind when you hear that our church must adventure or die?
On a scale of 1-10 (1 = not at all ready, 10 = totally ready), how ready is our church to “adventure or die”?
What encourages you as you consider our church adopting an adventure of die mindset?
What are we passionate about?
What do we have the potential to do better than other churches?
What will keep us from going broke?
Leading people to love Jesus and experience new life.