Many times, as leaders, we tend to put our personal growth on autopilot. We study for sermons and we preach and we pray for our kids but it's not enough.
So here's three quick lessons to give reasons for pursuing personal faith growth and three common objects to remind you.
Have you ever been in a rush then have someone show up right when you are about to leave?This can be at the office, church, or when you are trying to leave the house.
I had a situation sometime back. My family was about to head out for whatever reason. We were running around the house trying to get coats on the kids, find keys and wallets.
Thats when we heard a knock on the back door.
Today I sat down with a white pastor in my area. Real nice guy and his church has been such an incredible partner with us. Although I had it back in my mind, I didn't know that our conversation would be dominated by the race conversation.
“Do you think there is a prevailing culture of racism in America?” he asked. “Yes.” My answer was simple and straightforward
Stop listening to your pastor...only. I am serious. If I was your senior pastor, I would tell you to quit only listening to me.
What do I mean?
Listening only to the preaching of one pastor is like only going to one doctor. Your doctor may be really good at diagnosing the flu. They may know everything about you.
Partnering with other ministries across the river or across the tracks is essential in building kingdom ministry. Unfortunately, very few churches do this.