Several years ago I met with Brian Wilson and one statement he made back then stuck in my mind.  It was in response to the notion of church planting.  Brian’s response went something like this: “that is so hard, I don’t think I would ever want to plant unless the Lord made it super clear”.

Three years later, through the leading of the Holy Spirit, Brian has partnered with Him to plant Access Church – a vibrant community of Jesus followers in Menefee, CA.

Brian is a member of our Leadership Collective.  Last week I interviewed him to ask how he is helping Access Church navigate this VUCA moment.  In case you don’t recognize that acrostic, VUCA stands for:

  • Volatile
  • Uncertain
  • Complex
  • Ambiguous

As I’ve interacted with pastors and church planters the last month they tend to fall into one of two camps.  Survival (hunkering down to weather the storm) or Shine (leveraging this season for the Kingdom).  Brian shared his observations as he leads Access Church through this VUCA season to Shine in the midst of adversity.

Chance for the church to shine:

  • Opportunity to shine brighter
  • Create momentum & connection
  • Be opportunists

Encouragement to Pastors:

  • Leaders shine brightest in adversity
  • Attend to yourself
  • Come out of this stronger

Watch the entire interview – CLICK HERE.



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