The Dreams of Intrepid


Ever seen an avalanche? Trigger Point. Ever watched a bonfire? Spark. Ever seen a corporate giant? Startup. Ever seen a redwood? Seed. Ever seen a mighty river? Headwaters. It is sort of trite and ridiculous to point attention to what we all know; big things often start small. Why then, do we work for companies after they have stabilized (and their growth trajectory flattens)? Why do we move to cities that are developed, done, and hip (and pay for the cost of living)? Why do we dream of skiing Aspen, dream of vacationing in Cancun, dream of living where everyone already is and where everything has already been done?

Those are not the dreams of Intrepid. The dreams of Intrepid are to go the hard road, to plant in the desert, to "dream big-start small-allow God." Intrepid doesn't church plant where there are good schools and rising home values. Intrepid doesn't church plant in trendy cosmopolitan centers. There are better people than us for those responsibilities. We plant in the periphery, just out of view, in the hinterlands. We are those called to go to the unknown and sparse lands and see what God is willing to do where there are few resources.

"All the trees of the field will know that I am the LORD; I bring down the high tree, exalt the low tree, dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will perform it." (Ezekiel 17)