Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~

rhema 7/03/10  LEADER’S FACILITATE


HEARD:  I have a plan.  One star ministries.

PIX:  I saw many little cloud icons representing groups of believers.


When I heard this I immediately understood what the Lord meant.  In our QW Class, we have several groups based on different areas of interest and the graphic icon is the following graphic.  I noticed that the Lord said ONE star ministrieS ... it was a riddle combining the word one with plural.  For too many years ministries were based upon a one man band, one star ministries on platforms.  This lead to hero worship and stumbling stones.  The Lord is wanting to make many ministries as ONE. 


In the QW class I have chosen to set it up like a prophetic round table, where everyone's gifts are welcome and we learn from Jesus through sitting at the feet of one another.  Everyone has a gift, a unique set of experiences, preparation and learning that has value.  We encourage one another to share and we have much feedback in regards to rhema and growing in our gifts.  Although I do some teaching and give prophetic exercises to stir our gifts, I mostly facilitate and share along side of others.  There is no way I could do it all myself, but as I lean on the Lord, I can see He is working among us and blessing us as He draws each of us to share what He gives.





PARABLE:  Years ago when my young son and I went to a different church to see their Easter drama.  It turned out they’d had it the prior night.


The service started with a 40 member choir, 15 member band, plus the keyboardist playing an electric piano.  She was also the leader of the choir and band.  The sound man, or maybe her, had the piano turned up so loud that we literally could not hear any of the choir or the band!  That is loud!


At least I would get to hear their new pastor.  He handed out a simple 3 point message on little notebook inserts. The audience was to fill in the missing blanks.  I carefully filled in the blanks with my son watching.  Later, on the way out to the car I asked him if he was ready.  "Ready for what Mom?" 


"To tell me the 3 points of the sermon."  [At the time I could remember the first and the last point, but not the middle one.  I thought he might refresh my memory.] 


My son dutifully stated point one very well.  Then he skipped the middle point and kind of blurry/hurry stated point 3.  I told him I couldn't remember the middle point either. He said. “Oh that's easy!  Don't play the piano and try to sing at the same time!"






“If you are doing all the ministry, you are failing.  You need to reproduce it in others.  The 5 fold ministry is to equip the SAINTS to do the ministry.”





I have given you an excellent model of how not to lead.  Sometimes I open your ears to watch the fruits of negative role models in the same way I do positive ones.  These are not for you to criticize or judge, but merely for you to acknowledge and then grow. When I open your ears to see mistakes in leadership, it’s because I want you to learn from them so you don’t have to repeat the same mistakes when it is your turn to lead.


A good leader is there to support and equip others to do the work of the ministry. If the leader is a one man band and carries the whole load upon his or her own shoulders, it is not only overbearing and controlling, but it reveals their nakedness and shame.  A good leader does not take over, but in humility presents an introduction, then allows the Holy Spirit within My people to minister and do the work. 


“Their responsibility is to equip God's people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ, until we come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God's Son that we will be mature and full grown in the Lord, measuring up to the full stature of Christ.”  (Eph 4:12-13 NLT)



Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.”  Website:    Email:  




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