something for our church leaders

Easter is a big deal for many people, and it should be.  This is one of the reasons that those who serve in a church (as I do) try to make the most of that opportunity to connect with someone's genuine itch to connect with God. 

So last night I wrote something to our church leaders - those who serve on our lead team, support team, and resource team.  As I got to thinking about it, though, I realized this is something I should share with everyone... especially since leadership is more about serving and less about position.

And so I'm posting it here.
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Subject: A note to our church leaders.

Yes... that's you.

Like it or not, you're a church leader. God has put His fingerprint upon you and I've seen it. :)

This is a big weekend, and we need you on deck in every way possible.

BUT...

I want to ask you to try to not out-do God.

Meaning... please pitch in where you can, and stretch into new opportunities.

But the success of this weekend is not on our shoulders. It's on the One who conquered death and will change the lives of anyone who will let Him.

So let's start by asking Him to change ours first.

That means, simply and practically, give this weekend your best swing. If you're responsible for something, don't be trivial about it... while we know this runs on God's power and not our own, don't "not" give your effort. Also, please don't be crass in your words... speak with intentionality to anyone who may be listening (including those who are listening and you don't realize it).

The best way to ensure both of those things happen? Spend time with God... let Him fill your tank. Otherwise the "stress" of the "to do list" will take over and you'll put your best foot forward while leaving your soul behind.

And if you're not directly responsible for something this weekend, please invest into people... all around you. In fact, I'd invite everyone to come to the hospitality planning meeting we're doing Thursday night at 6:30pm.

We are in this thing with God, and He's about to do something amazing,

Just as He always has.
"And the LORD said to Samuel: "See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make the ears of everyone who hears of it tingle." (1 Samuel 3:11)
Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.

Together,

Tony

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