Friday, September 10, 2010

Erwin McManus at THE FORUM 2010

  1. We are all different but there are things that are common in all of us.
  2. We are uniquely different.
  3. Mega churches usually capture the sweet spot of culture and help a large group of people experience change.
  4. The church still needs to reach the innovators and early adopters.
  5. Even if you are part of the majority, culture is proving that the early adopters need to be reached because they shape the culture.
  6. There are dreams inside of us that we sometimes tend to.
  7. What is it that humans need from us in the experience called life?
  8. You can be right in your beliefs and wrong in your execution.
  9. 1 kings 3:4-28
  10. Solomon shows us that wisdom is not enough to change our lives or lives of others.
  11. Ecclesiastes 1:1-11
  12. Four words that everyone needs to focus on: Meaning, story, beauty and community.
  13. If you live your life that this world is all there is, everything will be meaningless.
  14. Our purpose through work and play is to live meaningful lives and bring meaning to the world.
  15. If you do anything better that anyone else in the world you will earn the right to be heard.
  16. We have lost the conviction that beauty is actually important to carry the gospel around the world.
  17. The world sees us as flamboyant rather than authentic.
  18. In Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 solomon is describing a man who is disconnected to God and His story.
  19. There is pain and discouragement but there is also love and hope!
  20. Dont hide the truth.
  21. We need to stop acting like we have the right to be heard.