Originally Posted by ampaterry
...That idea should not end with the animal kingdom! What a great model it makes for the Church, as well. The Church sure needs leaders who can handle turbulence and who are aware that they cannot handle it all, all the time, but must spread some of that leadership around! But most of all, we need a church where we are all honking encouragement."
1 Thessalonians 5:11-14 (KJV);
“Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.”
Go to Church and get involved there! Maybe you can lead a song – maybe you can lead a Bible study – maybe you can lead a youth group – maybe you can lead the congregation in a prayer – but even if you don’t feel you can do any of those things, go to church anyway; Everyone can at least HONK!
May God bless each one of you -
Thanks for the great lesson today.
We do this at our church by having one men's ministry. Men can and do get involved in other ministries, but we have one dedicated men's group. This dedicated group of men (around 100) are involved in every one of the 150 or so ministries we do each month. Sometimes it's setting up, sometimes it's performing security, sometimes teaching or leading a group out street witnessing, sometimes working with our kids, and some men's job is to honk...
This group of men believes the Great Commission is a way of life. Every man is invited to join, but honestly, most men are not willing to be accountable or submissive to leadership or to Jesus.