Depth vs. breadth. I had mentioned in an earlier post about how “Depth vs. Breadth” is a key value here at Life Action. We believe that if we take care of the depth of our ministry, then God will take care of the breadth of our ministry. Well, Michael Hyatt has a post on his site that addresses this very well. I would encourage you to read his post. (Click here)
Following are a few highlights:
“So much of the activity I see among leaders today is focused on reaching the masses. ‘Successful leaders’ speak at big conferences, host popular television or radio shows, publish bestselling books, or write successful blogs. Their goal is breadth. They want to extend their influence to as many people as possible.
Jesus had a much different leadership strategy. His goal was not “reach” or popularity. Instead, Jesus focused on true depth and long-term impact. To achieve this, he had a four-pronged leadership strategy:
1. He taught the multitudes.
2. He mobilized the seventy.
3. He trained the twelve.
4. He confided in the three.
The older I get, the more value I see in going deeper with a few. Leading the masses may feed my ego, but it won’t guarantee an impact that will outlive me.”
It is so much more impactful to go deep with a few, than just to “hit the surface” with many. If you are truly interested in creating life change that lasts, then prayerfully choose a few people to invest your life in for periods of time.