Tag: Educate

Pray and Prepare

How can we focus on leadership development?

First, we must pray. Recently, it was suggested that the church spend a Sunday evening in prayer for the leaders of our country. While this is needed, should we not be more concerned with praying about leaders for the church? What will become of the church if we have the leaders we want for our country, but have no leaders in the church?

Second, we must be diligent to prepare others to lead. Consider the fact that we diligently prepare, train, and educate leaders in the corporate setting. Somehow, we have not exercised the same diligence in the church, and we are experiencing the consequences.

A Doing Leader…

The Bible is filled with words connected to action. 

James says, “be doers of the word, not merely hears.” We are deluded to think we can listen and never take action.

Jesus described the wise man and the foolish man. Both heard the same message, but the difference was recognized when the wise man acted and the foolish man did not.

Andy Stanley recently said, “It is easier to educate a doer than to activate a thinker.” 

May we all be doers who learn from the example of Jesus and His teachings, then leave an example for others that is worth emulating.