CYBER PASTOR VISIT
In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.
An Unexpected Lesson in Leadership from Nature: The geese honked as they flew northward in a “V” formation for the summer months. Each goose flapped its wings, creating uplift for the goose that followed. The leader of the “V” formation would fall back periodically to let another goose take the point, leading while the rest stayed in line. This leadership strategy enabled the whole flock to gain 71% greater flying range than if they journeyed alone.
Shared Leadership: God has clearly revealed that leadership is not meant to be a lone sport – God intended leadership to be a shared responsibility. The Trinitarian Leadership in heaven reveals this great truth. This is the secret to Christ’s teaching on “servant” leadership; this is the secret to the strength of God’s church on earth.
Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, must have observed the migration of geese & got God’s point! He counseled his weary son-in-law, telling him that it was unsustainable to work non-stop. He gave Moses a simple three point strategy for leadership (read Exodus 18):
1) Be at peace – God will never call any of us to be “lone-ranger” leaders; ask Him to guide and provide you with a vision for the leadership team He desires to use to accomplish the work He’s called you to do!
2) Admit you are not a “super-leader” – recruit a team of leaders!
3) Train & delegate – share the work load among the team of leaders (really truly let go – no micromanaging)!
Weary? Experience the Divine uplift of following God’s plan - use your gifts, talents & resources to become part of the Divine formation within the Body of Christ. Don’t go it alone – accept Christ’s shared leadership strategy today!
Choosing to be Part of God’s Team,
Living Water Family
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She mentored students at Andrews Academy, Middle East College.
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