The closest thing as leaders we can come to with God is making sure we are growing faith in order to change the world around us. Growing faith is going to allow us to be a good soldier of Christ who is approved by God (2 Timothy 2). We must remain diligent in God's truth, We have God's instruction manual for our lives and our teachings right in front of us. The Bible is key to living out life as how Christ wants us to live ours. (2 Timothy 4). If we are not showing how bright the light of the Holy Spirit can shine, it will not keep all the candles lit in our congregation either. We need to make sure that Church is more than a place, and that the people sitting in the pulpits are more than just faces. And the more important fact is that Jesus is more than a name. Lead our congregations to not feel ashamed of their Faith. I want people coming into my church asking to be "set on fire" A fire that reveals the power of Jesus name and how bright they can shine! Make it an exciting time of learning and giving them the ability to come up with new ideas to make the church thrive and grow! (1 Timothy 5). With this all aligned and giving God the glory of making us leaders, it will allow us all to grow faithfully, spiritually, and continue to create more faithful leaders of God's word.
Apr 21, 2018
Hi everyone i'm reposting prompt #2 in case anyone missed it when i did it along with prompt#1 Prompt 2 Faithful Leadership I see a faithful pastor/leader as one who truly loves his or her members to the point where he or she will call them out if they are wrong. A faithful pastor is a follower of Christ, that is he/she strives to be Christ-like in everyday life; good conversation ( Ephesians 4:29), strives to be submissive to the Holy Spirit ( Psalm 40:8 -1), is a good teacher and has no trouble admitting he/she doesn't have all the answers. I see a faithful pastor as one who has and practices discipline in his/her life. A faithful pastor is also one who practices pastorial care, participating with other forms of help within and outside of the church meeting the needs of the body. A faithful pastor reads the Word of God consistently (2 Tim. 2:15), seeks, and uses God’s wisdom (James 1:5), stands ferm on God's word and God's promises.