My decision making starts on Rib Mountain. It's a great place to get above it all and away from it all. There are four other big ones for me.
Five great questions of life: Life * Love * Learning * Labor * Leadership
What are Your Five Great Places of Decision?By Evan Nehring
Welcome to Wausau, Wisconsin. This is where my life happens. When I think about the big decisions my kids will make, and all of us make, it comes down to five great places of decision. We all have them, or could have them. Here are mine.
#1: Rib Mountain
Where do you go to get above it all?
#2: The Shire
Yep, this is home. It's my answer to "Who will I spend my life with?" My oldest child has moved out and married. (Wow, I still can't believe it!) My two guys are still here with Colleen and I, and the pup. This place is real. We work out our stuff here. It gets uncomfortable. But it's a place of tremendous blessing.
I love family. I love the Shire.
#3: The Campus
My campuses were actually in Stevens Point and Minneapolis, but we've got a few in Wausau, too. Yes, my worldview was significantly informed by the people I chose to go to class with and listen to. That's true whether we go to college or not. Our ideas are shaped by the idea shapers we hang out with.
It's a big deal to answer the question: "What's my worldview?"
#4: The Marketplace
The marketplace is a place of great decision.
#5: The Auditorium
Rising to serve in leadership might not mean being at the microphone in the auditorium, but it calls us to show up in some way.
The five great places of decision are really about five great decisions:
- What's my spiritual center?
- Who will I spend my life with?
- What's my worldview?
- How will I make a living?
- What difference will I make?
So...what decisions are on your plate?
QuestionSo what are your five places of great decision? Or what's the central place of decision for you right now? Keep those great comments coming!
Calendar note: I'm speaking both services (8:30 and 10:30 am) at the Northwoods Vineyard Church in Tomahawk, WI this Sunday. Road trip?
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