I was sat here thinking about this, and the next generation of leaders the church is raising up and found myself wondering about their readiness for the “business” of the church. BTW, when i say business, I refer to church affairs/issues. I feel like currently there is a hold of progress where the church is concerned. Many churches and leaders are currently in a static position and there is no movement or progression in many people’s faith/spirit lives.
Yes, financially many of us have prospered. But are our souls also prospering or just getting by? A lot of churches talk about their people being their greatest assets, and rightly so, because people are the church and without them, there would be no church. But how many leaders are actually investing the right content into the church? Many of us will talk the talk but are not actually ready to put our money where our mouth is.
Is the church turning into an institution that pays lip service to the idea of development, but denying the power that comes with it (having a form of Godliness but deny its power)? You see, the bible says we are to mature in the faith (move from milk to solids). This to me says that our faith life should not be static but progressive.
Now, who is responsible for this growth? he answer is, it is a personal journey that is also aided in fellow-shipping with other kingdom brothers ans sisters. Our pastors are also shepherds directing us, the sheep. Henceforth, it is important that they themselves as leaders, are not static but also growing and maturing further in Christ Jesus.
In order to truly develop your people in the church, it is pivotal to put supporting structures into place as people move through their faith journeys and progress along into the leadership pipeline. Remember that whatever you sow into this generation, will be carried onto the next. It is therefore very important to be mindful of what we are doing as leaders and the church as a whole.
Development needs to be a never-ending journey, therefore let us learn to cultivate our faith life.
What are you doing to cultivate your faith walk and what are your thoughts on the current state of the church?
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