Sunday, July 8, 2007
Jeff Wade On Leadership
Our church has had the incredible experience of having Dr. Jeff Wade, Associate Pastor at Lighthouse Baptist Church in San Diego and his wife Mary Wade as our guest speakers all week. Brother Wade preached a series of awesome messages to us on surrendering to God and leadership in the church. I was truly inspired and it gave me a renewed motivation to do something big for the Lord. One of the points he made really caught my attention. He talked about how Church is unlike any other place because if you want to do something for the Lord, as long as the Pastor is behind it you are free to make it happen! Where else do you have the freedom to come up with a creative idea, implement it and oversee the growth and expansion of that idea? Few of us have jobs where this is a possibility and most would agree that unless you are in charge, most organizations and businesses maintain a tight control of what is allowed and what is not. The work of God, however, is not limited by any one person's creativity, but is an open platform for anyone who is willing to step up to the plate to build a ministry for the Lord! What a thought! If you get a chance, check out this brother's website. You will find many helps and resources as well as a very valuable newsletter to which you can subscribe. He has been a blessing to me and I'm sure he will be to you.