APEC stands for Asian Pastors Equipping Conference. This is not to be confused with the fake APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation).
The one that I got to go to was for Every Nation. The other one is just for the Asia Pacific region.
Before I get in trouble, here are my takeaways from the real APEC.
We will never know everything. We need to be open for others’ help.
My prayer, “Lord, when I’m wrong, let me be easy to correct. When I’m right, let me be easy to live with.”
Swallow your pride every morning as you swallow your vitamins. It’s healthy and non-fattening.”
When you call upon God, you will be in an environment of blessing.
To connect to God, it’s about PASSION, PATHWAY and PRACTICE.
We get so attracted by spiritual gifts that we prioritize them. The Bible says know them by their fruit.
Like a virus, the gospel travels along lines of pre existing relationships.
Hope don’t mope.
It’s ok to ask “why”. But in asking, watch out that asking why doesn’t cause you to become “why-ners.”
We don’t want to organize because we don’t want our calendars to tell us what to do.
Disorganization puts at risk your ability, credibility and the viability of the church.
You can be a great inspirer but a terrible leader.
Ideas organized are more effective than ideas unorganized.
The Great Commission and the Great Commandment are worthy of organizing.
We organize to harness the power of good systems.
Organizational leadership is using our leadership to bring organization rather than disorganization.
The effective practices for an Organizational Leader is THINKING and MEETING.
When the purpose is clear then the roles are clear. When the roles are clear, the tasks are clear. When the tasks are clear, the meetings will be clear.