The past Sunday night we got together to brainstorm ideas for the new small groups ministry that they are launching and it was an amazing experience to be able to sit around a table with fellow believers from all walks of life and come up with ideas that the leadership can use as they try to lead our church in the direction we feel God is calling us.
It reminds me of something Andy Stanley says in "The Best Question Ever", that wisdom often comes from unlikely sources and the wise person seeks out advice and input instead of running from it.
"Wise people know when they don't know. The fool is the person who convinces himself that he knows more than he really knows and doesn't need to ask anybody anything. At the end of the day, the wise man breathes a sigh of relief; the fool, a sigh of regret." (Andy Stanley)