Tuesday, March 1, 2011

We are Shepherd Leaders

A Scripture that has been close to my heart, describing Jesus as the Great Shepherd, who He is and what He's done is a benediction located in Hebrews 13.

Heb. 13:20 Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

It is this Jesus, that we as shepherd leaders must teach our servants about. We must not stop at equipping the arts in our ministries, but the hearts in our ministries! As shepherds, we equip, guide, encourage, correct and pastor the hearts of our volunteers. As leaders, we teach the arts, coaching and training our volunteers to be the best they can be for Jesus, as we value the spirit of excellence in all we do.

Let's provide God's Spirit of excellence in training hearts for Christ, while we grow in presenting the arts of Christ to reach non Christians!

Leaders, be men and women who read, study, meditate on, soak in His Word. His Word is our life and will be our guide throughout life. Without His Word in us, His life through us is not well exemplified.

May our C.A.R.S. be tuned to live well for Jesus!