No one "discovers" the future. The future is not a discovery. The future is not a destiny. The future is a decision, an intervention. Do nothing and we drift fatalistically into a future not driven by technology alone, but by other people's need, greed, and creed. The future is not some dim and distant region out there in time. The future is a reality that is coming to pass with each passing day, with each passing decision.

-Leonard Sweet
Leonard Sweet

When a Japanese manufacturer was asked by his North American counterpart, What is the best language in which to do business?" the man responded: "My customer's language

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What you do is your history. What you set in motion is your legacy.
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The time to save God's Dream is now. The people to save God's Dream are you.

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To imagine things other than they are is the essence of hope. It is also the stuff of revolution.
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Jesus invested everything he had in a team. The Bible knows nothing about solo ministry, only team ministry.

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When I was learned, knowledge was everything. Now that I'm a learner, kindness is everything.
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Energy-fire experiences take us into ourselves only that we might reach outside of ourselves. Metanoia is a de-centering experience of connected-ness and community. It is not an exercise in reciting what Jesus has done for me lately. Energy-fire ecstasy, more a buzz than a binge, takes us out of ourselves, literally. That is the meaning of the word 'ecstatic.'

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Leadership is the art of the future.
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The teachings of Jesus begin in story and end in symbol - they begin in parable and end in us. These are not Bible stories that we learn; these are our stories.

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Hirsch and Ford believe that we've 'demonstrated' enough. It's now time for 'doing.' This book shows how to be missional 'Right Here, Right Now.'