In the arena of communication, when writing a speech, sermon, article, or other medium, one of the critical keys 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 attempt to express.
More could be discussed regarding transitions, but we need to consider the connection with spiritual leadership.
Our role as leaders is about transitions. We build bridges in three areas.
One, we build a bridge in relationships. Unless we can establish and maintain quality relationships, our transition into spiritual matters will not exist.
Two, we build a bridge for future leaders. As long as we exist on this earth, there is a need for leadership. We must make this transition smooth.
Three, we build 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? If not, now is the time to rethink the transitions of our leadership.