- The importance of my marriage coming before ministry.
- The necessity of prayer.
- The essential nature of faith in leadership. I’m trusting God to see hundreds saved in Leeds and churches planted especially among the unreached people groups of the world.
- The beauty of great team and the sense of loss as team members leave to church plant.
- The need to work from a place of rest.
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
10 Questions Revisited: Matt Hatch
Our next revisited leader is Matt Hatch...
Since we spoke in 2008…
Are you still leading in the same place?
Yes, still at Mosaic Church, Leeds
What have been the main things you have learnt?
The lessons that I am learning that come to mind are:
What things have caused you the most frustration and the most joy?
I’ve been most frustrated about how tired I was last year and the need for a break. However my sabbatical (3 long months last summer) has given me a chance to enjoy my family, make some treasured memories, read, sleep and chop wood.
What things have caught you by surprise?
The implications of the move to multi site have caught me by surprise. You are not just adding a service but changing the fundamental nature of how the church functions locally and centrally. And to make those changes biblically has been more complicated and more expensive than I first thought. No one told me this. They just told me great stories of growth and salvations!
How is your church doing?
The words that come to mind when I think of Mosaic are healthy, stretched, expectant, risk taking, and missional.
This coming Autumn term is a little crazy. We’ll plant a church in Dublin and move from one to three sites at the end of the year.