“The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.” - Titus 1:5
Paul couldn’t lead these churches alone. In every place he needed to find people who cared, who had character, who were filled with the Spirit and could carry the mantle with him.
The same is true in our church — and every church today.
I thank God so much for the people on our board and the people we are looking at adding to our board. They are the people described in this chapter.
They want to volunteer in order to see our church grow in love of Jesus.
And most of all, this team lets me know that I’m not alone in seeking God’s heart for the church. I get to do it with them. And there are times when we hold each other up, pray for each other, and discern God’s will together.
In the early church there wasn’t a Pastor. You could argue that there was Peter, or Paul, or James. But truly they led together, on a team. They shared the responsibility of guiding the church towards the mission Christ left them to do!
Churches thrive when there are many people carrying the mission Christ left for us. More people come to know Christ when there’s a group of people leading together in one heart.
Join me this morning in thanking God for our leaders at CCCF and praying for our future leaders and those who God is raising up in our midst right now.