I was blessed to gather with the Session of Christ Presbyterian Church yesterday for a time of reflection. We centered our time on the reality of being Spiritual Leaders. Many of the members of session are or have been leaders in their work life. Yet, during our reflection we discussed the unique reality of being Spiritual Leaders. While many of the skills of the secular business can be helpful they need to be utilized in different ways.
The center point of our discussion was the fact that as Joan Gray points out:
“A Spiritual Leader leads others to seek and do God’s will.”
This placed a serious responsibility on the Spiritual Leader to ensure that their personal lives are centered in a dynamic relationship with God.
We also discussed the difference between being a Rowboat and a Sailboat church. I will expand on this in tomorrows full blog post but I think these quotes help to understand the critical difference.
“The basic difference between them has nothing to do with the circumstances of a congregation; rather, the difference is in the attitude of the leadership and members.
Rowboat Churches –“We can do this or we can’t do this”
Sailboat Churches- “God can do more than we can ask or imagine.”
Check out some of the other points we discussed by viewing this slide show: