This past Monday night at Eastbrook Church, we gathered together for our quarterly Leadership Forum. I am so thankful for all those who came together for this important time to look at vision and direction.
Our focus for this gathering was on multiplying at every level, in particular developing ministry leaders at the church. We talked about the need to multiply disciples and ministry leaders if we are ever to be a part of God’s work in reaching more people through multiplying churches or sites. I utilized 2 Timothy 2:2 as a basis for our discussion of the reproductive principle we see in nature (e.g., seeds to plants to scattering seeds) and in the ministry of Jesus Christ (e.g., selecting twelve, sending twelve, sending the seventy).
We discussed the challenge of taking action versus waiting on God in prayer. We discussed the variety of ways that we can reach out to develop others.
My challenge to everyone present was that each of us pray that God would lead us to at least one other person whom we could pour ourselves into so that they might be able to do what we do in ministry.
You can view the slide presentation that accompanied our discussion below.