…Answers


Cover of "The Prophets (Perennial Classic...

Cover of The Prophets (Perennial Classics)

…Answers

“Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together.  One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:

Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Christian Leadership Training Institute is a place that offers real answers to life’s tough questions.  With the practical help of the Bible, we want everyone to have the abundant life that only God can give.  To aid us in this, we study God’s Word.

…Celebration

Christian Leadership Training Institute is a place where people believe that life can and should be celebrated.  Knowing God and living by His principles helps us to understand how special life is.

You are important

Our purpose in telling you all of this is to let you know that Christian leadership means something.  It is not a fad.  It is more than just the hip thing to do.  It is a God-given privilege of those in fellowship with the King.  The integrity of this fact is reflected in a number of ways.

Each and every person in a church is important.  Therefore, ministry in the body is important.  God’s Church has a number of different ways in which members can minister to one another.  Unstructured ministry happens too, because ministry – healing people’s hurts – is everybody’s business, not just the pastor’s.

Since each person is important, sensitivity develops to felt needs.  Felt needs are God-given channels for growth, especially across the natural bridges of friends, relatives, people with whom we work or go to school.  people attuned to the importance of the individual look for these needs and hurts and help them become avenues for God’s love and forgiveness.

Every Christian has at least one spiritual gift.  A spiritual gift is a supernatural attribute given by God’s grace to every member of the body of Christ.  These gifts determine the ministry that one is best suited to perform.  God’s way of looking at different kinds of people in the church is not by intelligence, education, beauty, or wealth.  These categories tend to divide the church; God unifies through spiritual gifts.

We hope that you are now interested in continuing in this course.

Leadership.  Everyone experiences it, or the lack of it, in their daily lives.  Those called to lead can find doing so a daunting task.  Those expected to follow can experience frustration when their leader is unable to lead and their organization seems to be going nowhere.  Struggling leaders may agonize in the knowledge that others resent them and blame them for their organizations’ failures.  Countless discouraged leaders would probably quit their jobs today, but they need the income.  Besides, they fear the same problems would engulf them in their new jobs.  Discouraged, Christian leaders carry the added, albeit misguided, burden that they are failing not only their people but their Lord.  They feel guilty because they lack the faith to move their organization forward, yet the same fears prevent them from leaving their leadership positions for jobs where they might be more successful.  Is there any hope for the countless number of leaders who are not experiencing the fulfillment and reaching the potential God intended for them?  If anything can revolutionize today’s Christian leaders it is when Christians understand God’s design for spiritual leaders.”

(From “The Challenge of Leadership” in Spiritual Leadership)

The twenty-first century is the most troubled age in history, and effective biblical leadership has never been more needed.

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About georgehach

I am a retired Lay Minister, acting as a prophet for God to understand the end times that is comingg and how to prepare for it.
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