Where Would Jesus Hang Out?
Using a coffee shop as a remote office or meeting room is, I believe, a great strategy for leaders.
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Their conversation (not that I'm eavesdropping!), the Bible on the table next to their laptop, the way they hug someone who comes to meet with them instead of shaking hands—you can tell. I want to tell these leaders: way to go. Way to spend time in the villages and marketplace of our day.
Most church leaders have more work to do than time to do it. Taking your laptop to a coffee shop, or scheduling a face-to-face meeting over coffee instead of just making a quick phone call might seem less efficient. But I wonder: If Jesus were on earth today, where he'd hang out—in a cubicle at church, or at a coffee shop?
What if you spent some time each week in the marketplace—not just to meet with other Christians, although that's great. What if you went with the prayerful intention of being like Jesus, who brought a healing touch to the marketplace? What would that look like?
Keri Wyatt Kent is a retreat leader and speaker, the author of nine books, and runs a freelance writing and marketing business—mostly from her local coffee shop. Feel free to get in touch with her via Facebook, Linked In, Twitter or her website, www.keriwyattkent.com.
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