This is the first I’ve heard of Skye Jethani, though he seems to be a pretty important figure in the church planting / pastoral conference world. You can check out his blog here. He seems to have a pretty good perspective on things. Here is his video from The Nines online conference from last week:
Skye summarizes his speach with three main points:
- Your legitimacy does not come from the impact of your ministry.
- If outcomes are in God’s hands, and not yours, you must stop judging the legitimacy of your ministry by the tangible outcomes of the ministry. You must also stop judging other ministries by the tangible outcomes as well.
- If our identity is truly rooted in Christ, we will defy the expectations of our culture.
Listen to this eight minute clip. Jethani really makes some great points.