Recently, I had the chance to share at the Gateway Church Lunch & Learn, a monthly training we have for our leaders on the third Tuesday of the month during lunchtime. These can be viewed online at live.gatewaychurch.com if you’d ever like to join us.
I shared about the Character Matrix which has been one of the greatest tools to help me in my spiritual growth as well as the tool I use the most in helping others grow.
From the Gateway Leaders website:
“Often we struggle to make progress by falling into the same struggles time and after time. We can make small changes that will have a big result to move from being selfish (proud, foolish, and greedy) to become servant leaders (courageous, wise, and generous). Discover our role to play in the divine change God wants for our lives and the lives of those we serve.
Based on the life-transforming principles from the Scriptures as expressed in Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul by Erwin McManus and The Uprising Experience: A Personal Guide for a Revolution of the Soul by Erwin McManus, Rick Yamamoto, and Eric Bryant, the character matrix helps us move from brokenness to wholeness.
The three life-changing journeys include:
1. A Quest for Nobility (A New Perspective)
•Greed – demanding more
•Gratitude – thankful for what you have and not mad about what you don’t have
•Wholeness – able to give more than you receive (51%)
•Generosity – able to give without concern for receiving, “of noble birth”
2. A Quest for Enlightenment (A New Habit)
•Foolishness – making the same bad choice repeatedly
•Faithfulness – making the right choice no matter how small it is
•Perseverance – making the right choice no matter how small it is and no matter what happens
•Wisdom – connecting cause and effect
3. A Quest for Honor: (A New Attitude)
•Pride – thinking about yourself too lowly or too highly
•Humility – committed to follow and serve
•Integrity – able to be trusted with followers
•Courage – the absence of self rather than the absence of fear
For more resources, consider the following for yourself, your small group, or your entire church or ministry:
- Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul by Erwin McManus
- Uprising Video Kit from BlueFish.tv (video & curriculum for small groups and leadership teams)
- Follow @ErwinMcManus on twitter
- Listen to messages from Erwin at Mosaic in Los Angeles.