Church Leadership

Christ Following Can Be Messy

Too often we stage our lives and our churches like a home stager stages a house. Following Jesus is messy but we try to make it look like there is nothing to it. It is tempting to make everything look okay in order to attract people to Jesus. The only problem with this model is, reality will always rear its head no matter how hard we try to make everything look perfect.

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The Fruit of the Spirit

Some fruit is bitter, other fruit is small or lacks colour. We too produce fruit that is not always the biggest, best, most flavourful and colourful. As we seek more of God the fruit of His spirit dwelling in us will improve the quality of the: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control we produce.  Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)

Shepherd or Hired Hand

Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve;  not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.  And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away. 1 Peter 5:2-4 (NIV)