THIS SUNDAY, Feb. 11th
Choir: My Soul Longs for Jesus
Preacher: Jim Gerlt
LUBBOCK POLICE HOMELESS OUTREACH TEAM
Sgt. Steven Bergen with the Lubbock Police Dept. will be joining us this Sunday evening, Feb. 11th, at 5pm for a brief presentation about the Lubbock homeless population and how we can best minister to them. For more info about the LPD’s Homeless Outreach Team (HOT), click here.
Unlike the more-often-than-not “ceo mentality/top-down/driven by insecurity” model we sadly find in many church leaders, the following quote posted by a close friend of mine is, in my opinion, spot-on:
“A godly leader finds strength by realizing his weakness, finds authority by being under authority, finds direction by laying down his own plans, finds vision by seeing the needs of others, finds credibility by being an example, finds loyalty by expressing compassion, finds honor by being faithful, finds greatness by being a servant.” —Roy Lessin
I’ve always believed that “in order to lead/teach you must first be lead-able/teachable.” Even Jim Collins in his best-seller ,Good to Great, describes the “level 5 leader” as possessing the characteristics mentioned in quote cited above.
Final thought: Within the context of church leadership – far too many men serving as pastors never learned – or ignore altogether – that the word “pastor” literally means “shepherd” (not ceo). I’ve shared the following wisdom with young pastors so many times I’ve lost count. I heard a preacher say it years ago, “Always remember: sheep are led, not driven.”
QUOTE of the WEEK
And a bonus…
“The only hope for this country is God. I don’t have any faith in the Republican Party. I don’t have any faith in the Democrat Party. The only hope for this nation is God.” (Franklin Graham in recent interview)
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE
GRACE NOTES: The Holy Who?
Southern Baptists tend to be a bit in the “biblical dark” about the Holy Spirit. We shouldn’t be. Read the blog here.
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick