You Can’t Lead Beyond the Leader

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Cape Resurrection (Photo credit: DCSL)

Last week, someone shared with me an insight that they had gained serving as a volunteer at Resurrection.

You can’t lead beyond the leader.

If you are not ultimately responsible for a ministry area, worship service, congregation, or nearly any other grouping of people there is always some limit on what you can implement. The leader has to make space for engagement, different perspectives and empower those that are being lead.

As a leader, equipping others is one of the most important things that I do.

As a follower, patience, encouragement and service are valuable in making progress.

I’m Ditching Facebook.

I am always looking for ways to unclutter my life and not checking Facebook is one thing I am considering.

Once I started using Twitter and Tweet Deck as an application to manage connecting with others via Twitter, I have found less and less use for Facebook. I love the simplicity of Twitter – just a status update that lets me know what is going on in the lives of others and helps me find interesting articles, websites and information. There are no applications that I have to mess with or quiz invitations to ignore.

Event invitations and the Inbox are about the only ways that I continue to use Facebook. These could easily be replaced with email and http://www.mypunchbowl.com

I am strongly considering ditching Facebook.

Can you talk me out of it?

Who is Jesus to you?

I heard this question last week and it really stuck with me.

It is a simple question that can say a lot about someone’s journey of faith. I think that it could be asked effectively to both Christians and non-Christians. It doesn’t have a pre-supposed “right answer” and is non-confrontational.

My response?

Jesus is my Lord and Savior. He continues to teach me about what it is like to live as one of his followers in a kingdom that is not of this world, but is coming into the world.

What is your response?