Today is my day off and as usual I am enjoying a day with the FAB 5. This morning, because of my seasonal sinus problem, I’ve been up since O’Dark Thirty (Before the sun woke-up). At the request of a friend of mine, I watched a video by a guy named Seth Godin. I don’t know a whole lot about the guy, but he has an amazing grasp of cultural anthropology. As a ‘motivational speaker’ (my term… not his) he excels. Here is something that really got me thinking about leadership and ministry:
“My job is not to tell you what to do. My job is to make you uncomfortable enough about not doing anything that you will look at the opportunities around you…” (my paraphrase)
Good insight. Applying this to my situation is rather simple:
My job, and the job of the elders, is to see that every member of the church has the opportunities, tools, and Biblical foundation to grow in their relationship with Christ.
Or… as the Apostle Peter said:
… but growth in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 3:18)