I heard a quote last week that was cheesy, but insightful:
“It’s not about X’s and O’s. It’s about Jimmy’s and Joe’s.”
If you know me, then you know that quote was used in a sports-related context. However, it very much carries over to our efforts as a church. Let me explain.
The intent of the quote is that what you do isn’t as important as who you do it with. Of course, in a sport this seems obvious. You can have a great system, but if you don’t have the right people to execute the plan then you’re not going to be effective.
What excites me about this idea is that I’m convinced that we have the right Jimmy’s and Joe’s on our team. God has been so precise in sending exactly what we need as far as skills, talents and personnel.
Sure, I feel like we have a great plan as a church. We have a clear mission to lead people to live and move and have their being in Jesus Christ. But even more important than that, we have the right people to carry out that directive!