...To know Christ and to make Him known
Mark 1:9-15
Pumpkin Jars-Competency Trap

Continuing our series on the Pumpkin Jars that keep a church from growing and realizing our full potential is the second thinkhole, the Competency Trap. The following is from
Church Unique by Will Mancini.

COMPETENCY TRAP. The second thinkhole is the competency trap. As ministry leaders experience success over time, that very success can become a liability. The gold medals of yesterday’s accomplishments become the iron teeth around the leader’s ankle. A subtle presumption develops (“I know how to do this thing”) that eclipses active listening and reflective observation — important habits required to discern a church’s DNA. The next time you are in a learning environment, notice who is taking notes and asking questions. It is not uncommon that the most accomplished people in the room are the least receptive to new learning. This is why young leaders often intuit culture so well; they have less of an experience base to pollute their perceptions and assumptions about what works. The competency trap is easy to identify in two scenarios. The first is when a leader transitions to a new church. He or she naturally brings along the ministry patterns and programs that previously defined success. But what the leader can’t bring along is the other church’s culture. Because it is easier to duplicate familiar programs than to incarnate new ones, the leader overlooks the DNA discovery process. The second scenario occurs when an experienced leader is navigating a major transition, such as relocation or bringing on new staff. Often the leader races faster around the familiar pathways of yesterday rather than discovering new pathways of effectiveness. This “dig in your heels” approach turns leaders into talkers instead of listeners. Presumption prevents the breakthrough to self-knowledge that would otherwise open the door to new levels of leadership. 

Fr. Munoz
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On Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 we will be worshiping outdoors this Sunday! We will also be on ZOOM and YouTube
at 10:00 a.m.

Masks are required (we will provide if you forget) and please bring a chair. If you are unable to bring a chair, they will be provided
Meeting ID: 880 1810 9769
Passcode: 801820

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can be printed if you are able
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*~*~Adult Education~*~*

The Cost of Discipleship
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Ch. 3-5
11 a.m. after the Sunday service, use the same Zoom information as the service. Those on the service can continue to stay in Zoom.

If anyone is in need of meals, please contact Shoshana Aguilar or call
951-294-4456 with any questions you may have.
*~Wednesday Bible Study 10 am to 11 am~*

Grace is once again doing Bible Study online via Zoom Meetings,
To listen in on your phone:
Dial-in number to listen to the meeting 1-669-900-6833 you will need to put the meeting ID and Password in when prompted.
Meeting ID: 252 355 509
Passcode: 025409

Fr. Munoz is guiding the discussion. Please feel free to join, even if you have not participated in the past. If you have any questions call Susan Newlin,
Christmas at Sea

Christmas at Sea is a program run by The Seamen’s Church Institute, and an adopted program of the National Altar Guild Association, where people donate knitted or crocheted items for merchant seamen. Each year in August, volunteers gather to pack small duffle bags that include knitted scarves and hats. If you are interested in making hats, scarves, slippers, etc. you can find information and patterns here. We will pack up and ship in July. If you have any questions, please contact Cynde Durnford-Branecki.


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San Marcos, CA 92069

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