Leaders should be grown
EveryOne needs to grow (leadership development)
This is an area that I think we need to make a priority as we want to be a church that is enabling people to do ministry and lead others to Christ. That as we look around at the people that Jesus brings into this church body we could have the next Steven Spielberg (movie), the next John Elway (Bronco reference is important, sport), the next Dave Matthews, or Kanye West (music), the next Barrack Obama (politics) right there with us. When I talk about leadership development I am not just talking about the business leader idea all though that is important as well but that every believer is called to be a leader in an area where God has gifted them. Wouldn’t it be awesome if the body of Christ was equipping and releasing people to lead in areas of culture instead of trying to just fight it. Wouldn’t be awesome if we were encouraging our children that being a leader in theatre was just as great a calling as going to a foreign country. (Come on I have been to Hollywood, that can be pretty foreign) It is my deepest prayer that we will be encouraging and equipping people to be leaders in various areas of life.
Hebrews 6:1-3 (Msg) “So come on, let’s leave the preschool fingerpainting exercises on Christ and get on with the grand work of art. Grow up in Christ. The basic foundational truths are in place: turning your back on “salvation by self-help” and turning in trust toward God;  baptismal instructions; laying on of hands; resurrection of the dead; eternal judgment.  God helping us, we’ll stay true to all that. But there’s so much more. Let’s get on with it!”
I love the way that this is put, “Grow up in Christ”. I pray that we get people to the place where they are able to say, “Let’s get on with it!” That the people in the church are not grown ups acting like children, crying out feed me to the pastors of the church. YOU NEED TO GROW UP! But they are seeking out Jesus Christ and seeking to be His child on their own. Let’s get on with being the leaders, developers, and people that are setting the pace for reaching people with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Where do you see Jesus asking you to “Get on with it!” in your life?