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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Spiritual Leadership

As one who leads, preaches and teaches weekly, I found this quote challenging:

"There can be no compromise. Those who look to us for leadership need us to be spiritual seekers. They need us to keep searching for the bread of life that feeds our souls so that we can guide them to places of sustenance. Rather than offering the cold stone of past devotionals, regurgitated apologetics, or someone else's musings, we must offer bread that is warm from the oven of our own intimacy with God." Is My Leadership Spiritual? by Ruth Haley Barton

Believe me, it is easy to get caught up in the urgent and forsake the important "baking time," if you will, of reading, praying and studying God's word. Pray for your pastor, youth pastor, elders, deacons, SS teachers, small group leaders, etc. that they wouldn't get trapped into just "preparing a lesson" but that they would truly seek intimacy with God.

For full article, click here: http://www.christianitytoday.com/le/2006/003/14.75.html