Our greatest leadership challenge is here. Our local community is changing. Our country and our world is changing. Economic unrest is not limited to the other side of the globe. Global change is impacting us all.
Economics, business and spiritual priorities are going through a time of uncertainty. The trends and traditions we found comfortable and worked for us in the past are being questioned and are adrift. Many say we have lost confidence. Confidence in our leaders, confidence in our products and confidence in our major corporations. However, maybe the most tragic is we are losing confidence in ourselves, our spiritual leaders and our churches.
The winds of change are blowing. What we don’t know is the ultimate impact of the changes. As a Pastor or Leader, these winds of change could lead to one or a combination of three things. The winds of change can catch you off guard and you lose. Another alternative, the changing winds are temporary, will rock your boat and test your strength and endurance. Finally, the changing winds provide an opportunity to fill your sails, stretch your limits and set a new course. The challenge is relying on God’s word by faith and orienting yourself to the direction, accepting its benefits and implementing new solutions.
What is abundantly clear is that we cannot blame the guy next door, the neighboring town or a foreign land. Our job, yours and mine, is to do our part, and excel in demonstrating God’s love to our world.
This week, whatever you do, do it a little better than last week. By working together we all do better. Our local community, city and world is made up of individuals. Each of us must do our part and do it better.
Leadership is … monitoring your church, Bible Studies and community involvement, continually preparing new opportunities for service.
Yours in Service,
Laurie D. Kennedy