May Family Talk
Vision… Leadership… Direction… Mission. I hope that when you read these words they conjure up as much emotion in you as they do in me even as I write them. In Proverbs 29:18, we are told that where there is no vision people will run wild. That's a pretty strong statement! But one thing is sure: where there IS a vision, people can be united, and great things can happen!
For several years, my style of leadership has been centered around building consensus and collaboration. That's just a part of who I am! I like to see the look on a person's face when an idea dawns on them… When you see that "AHA" moment in their eyes. But sometimes, a leader has to just stand up in front of the group and say, "this is where I believe we need to go as a group." That is a part of my personality that I have kept at bay for a long time.
But, I believe the time has come for me to utilize that part of my leadership skills. We have some amazing days ahead of us as a church family; God has given us some unique tasks to perform, and we will need to be both united and excited as we move forward together. So, for the next several weeks, you will be hearing a lot from me as your pastor about the vision that God has given me for us as a church family in the days to come. And I don't mean just big, "pie-in-the-sky" kinds of ideas! There will be exciting, practical plans and steps that we will follow as we work together. And every member of the family will have the opportunity to be involved!
So, I hope that you are ready for that kind of leadership. I believe the time has come! Let's move forward together, with Christ in the lead, and me, as your pastor, leading our team together for his glory!