Bushfires. COVID-19. Economic Meltdown. Job Losses.
This year has been tough.
Yet, in the middle of it, God is still good.
Seven years ago, things looked great in my life, and then trouble hit.
I was pastoring a church that had grown by 30% in just 12 months. People were coming to faith, the church was buzzing, and life appeared great - at least from the outside.
And then I lost it all.
My wife and I separated, I resigned my ministry, I had to live with friends, I had no job, and seemingly no future.
During that time, one of my mentors, Sam Hancock, and I caught to talk about what was going on.
Sam said to me: "Chris, you know there is something beautiful in what you are going through."
I was angry and hurt by what he said, but Sam went on and said "Chris, God is giving you a new opportunity. A fresh start. You can choose now the direction of your life. You can choose how you want to be with your wife. You can choose whether or not you do ministry. You can choose what work you do. In the middle of your difficulty, God is giving you a new opportunity. What you do with it is up to you."
He was right, and seven years later, I want to give you the same gift that he gave me.
And an opportunity to make a difference for others.
Through being mentored by quality people, intentionally investing and developing myself as a person, and engaging in one of the world's best leadership development programs, life has gotten better.
Yes, it's still hard, yes there are still difficulties. But my wife and I are are going strong, I'm back in ministry, and the church and school I serve are doing well.
Over 6 weeks, on either Thursdays or Saturdays, we'll make some key discoveries together that will help you make the most of whatever difficulties you have faced in 2020, transforming your perspective, increasing your capacity, and helping you make a difference in your local community.
I'm looking forward to seeing you soon.