To create a church of unity, leaders should be grateful to share our kindness and humility in Christ as we display His Glory. So, let us learn and grow, so we can be better at knowing Him and showing Him as we depend on Christ and His Mighty Work in us--empowering us! In this way, we will grow and be a church unified and impacting.
The administration of our church is not about personal wants, needs, and/or comforts; it is about Christ working in us in unity more powerfully and triumphantly. The key to turn on this engine of our collective spiritual formation is our willingness to effectively teach, disciple, pursue, endure, and grow in Him as Lord. Allow the holiness of our Lord, His grace, His patience, understanding, faith, loyalty, goodness, and love to be exhibited in the leadership--not just by imitation, but with gratitude and submission, saved by His blood, kept by His power (1 Cor. 1:30; Col. 1:27; Gal. 5:21-23; 1 Pet. 1:5)!
We are never to forget or forsake the basics of our Christianity, by Grace alone, by faith alone, by Christ alone, which we get through Scripture alone all to give God the Glory. The church leadership and pastor's job is to point to Christ, His Word, and help manage a response to our house and community.
Introduction to the 'Effective Leadership from Ephesians' series. A Look at some of the calls and precepts from the Paul's precepts in Ephesians applied to leading and managing a church.
Matthew 18:1-14, The Call for Caring. Jesus used the opportunity to call us to take care of the children!
Matthew 12: 1-8, The religious leaders were looking for another opportunity to put Jesus on the spot to try to prove He was a fake.
What will you do with this incredible opportunity of expanding the Gospel so others can know and grow in Christ?
Which of the seven is yours? What do you need to do about it?
We may need to rediscover what Christ calls us to when we lead and manage His Church.