Learning from Criticism

2010 Leadership Network Aha! Online Experience

Leadership Network's Aha! Online Experience includes 40 exceptional leaders sharing their "Aha!" moments—those moments when the light bulb went on with a critically important idea or realization. In this 6-minute session from the 2010 Leadership Network Aha! Online Experience, Bill Bush, Lead Pastor of Rock Point Church, shares four things he and his team have learned by embracing criticism. 

As you watch this session, take notes and write down thoughts about how it can impact your ministry.  

Which of Bill’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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“If people don’t like your peaches, they don’t have to shake your tree.” Bill said there’s a difference between learning from criticism and being led by criticism. If you’re guilty of trying to please all people, remember his words. It’s okay to hear and embrace people’s critique, but leaders like you also need to move forward in confidence and wisdom, knowing God has called you on purpose.  

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