In the arena of communication, when writing a speech, sermon, article, or other medium, one key to effective communication is transitions.
Transitions are those sentences (written or spoken) that build the bridge between the various sections of our communication. These bridges make it easier for people to follow what we are trying to express.
There is more we could discuss regarding transitions, but I want us to think about the connection with spiritual leadership.
Our role as leaders is about transitions. We are building bridges in three areas.
One, we are building a bridge in relationships. Unless we are able to establish and maintain quality relationships, our transition to influence others in spiritual matters will not occur.
Two, we are building a bridge for future leaders. As long as we exist on this earth, there will be a need for leadership. We must make this transition smooth.
Three, we are building a bridge to eternity. Ultimately, the task before us is to help make the transition from the physical realm to the spiritual.
Are we building bridges with the right purpose and in the right direction?