Leadership UMC. Sorelyss McGinty, Linda Randolph, Marcia Hudson, Caitlin Hartley, Delroy Stewart . KINGDOM KIDS. Corinne Ware: Discover Your Spiritual Type. Vital Worship. Worship is a time when the body of Christ comes together to celebrate the Lord. Psalm 133:1-2
Sorelyss McGinty, Linda Randolph,
Marcia Hudson, Caitlin Hartley, Delroy Stewart
Discover Your Spiritual Type
Worship is a time when the body of Christ comes together to celebrate the Lord.
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity
It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe.
Why? Because leaders always function better when they know what is expected of them and receive training to enable them to adequately perform these tasks.
The Lay Leader serves as the primary contact between the laity and the clergy. For someone who has never held this position before, the thought of being Lay Leader can be overwhelming. These feelings make us feel inadequate for the task. We not only need training, but also to be reminded that God has all the power we need and that he equips those he calls. He has given us His Holy Spirit, Living water, who lives in us. Even knowing this, we sometimes feel like our earthen vessel is just dirt with holes in it and muddy water is leaking out. When Clergy and Laity work together we are reminded that Heaven is God’s throne and earth is His footstool. Anything that might overwhelm us is truly under His feet. Together we allow God, the potter, to repair our cracked pots.
Mike Selleck shared with us this Leadership Triangle which shows how the closer one gets to the top of the triangle, the less room there is to dodge or hide from tasks and responsibilities. Leaders who have not received sufficient training to feel they really understand their role and know how to carry out the functions expected frequently want to hide from their responsibilities and when questioned often become defensive. Because the Lay Leader is very close to the top of the triangle, it is very important that he or she feel confident to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the role.
The duties of the Lay Leader are described in The Discipline 2012, but more information is needed to feel confident. Jodeco Road UMC have purchased books that explain the purpose and function of each of the committees that make up the
The Griffin District Leadership Committee annually provides training not only for the lay leaders but also for many of the various committees that function within a church. This training is provided for the entire district and is usually held at Griffin First UMC.
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