I do hope you’re taking time to reflect on your own life and family during this important week. Obviously, since this is my blog and housed here at the church’s website, I’ve decided to use my reflection posts to talk about the church and how we’re all progressing together.
For my final 2011 reflection (on the blog) I wanted to talk a little about leadership. While we chose “leadership development” as a key initiative in August of 2011 — it didn’t start there. Actually part of it came as we made some major revisions to the constitution this past June. One of those revisions was to ask the elders to play a more active role in the development and presenting of future elders. This was a huge shift in the way things were done. It used to be the elders had very little role in future elders, it was all left to the elder nominating committee. However in our current reality, the elders are being asked to invest in various people throughout the church. And I have to tell you – it’s been going great so far. Many men have been invited to sit in on elder/ staff meetings and then are followed up on for frank discussions and interaction on what we do, how we can do it better and seeking to ascertain how God is working in the lives of the individual men who come. It’s a process where we’re seeking God’s men – inviting many and letting God determine how we’ll proceed.