"How can I bear by myself the weight and burden of you and your strife? Choose for your tribes wise, understanding, and experienced men, and I will appoint them as your heads." (Dtn 1:12-13)
READ Deuteronomy 1:12-18
Leadership in the church, especially in a larger church, can be challenging. Organizing a large number of people, no doubt about it, is challenging. In times like these, it is good to follow the advice of this trusted, old man Moses knows well. He listens to the advice of Jethro, his father-in-law, and applies it to leading the nation of Israel. Overwhelmed with the amount of work he had, Moses first organizes the nation into a hierarchical structure, and then he charges the leaders with the actual task of leading. How does Moses go about it? And how much of that applies to ministry? I am convinced that any larger ministry or church leader can follow these few principles:
“Assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me....Assuming that you have heard about Jesus and have been taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus.” (Eph 3:2 & 4:21 - ESV)
Can we assume that people have heard about Christ? I guess Paul has people in mind he doesn’t know personally but who are part of the church. I guess that he can write something like this because he is a traveling pastor, not directly in charge of every believer. BUT we may never, ever get to the point of assuming. If we are a constant part of the church (i.e. staff), we may ...
'Snippets of Wisdom' are a few insights here and there God has revealed as I read HIS Word. It is my hope that you walk away from these 'snippets' encouraged and challenged.
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