Today my young son and I went to a different church to
see their Easter drama. It turned out they’d had it 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!
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?"
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.]
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!"
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."
to Ponder are summaries of His quickened Words of
prophetic revelation, punched with the word of wisdom
and written under inspiration.}
PONDER: LEADER’S FACILITATE
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.
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.
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