Field Notes – 6/11/M
Last Sunday’s Songs at Banstead Community Church: 1) Crown Him with many crowns; 2) Come behold the wondrous mystery; 3) Christ is mine forevermore; 4) Lord for the years; 5) When I survey the wondrous cross.
For the next few days I’m attending the FIEC Leaders’ Conference. You can follow the Conference on Twitter using the hashtag #FIECLC.
Just out is the next edition of Primer on the doctrine of the end times. If you want a resource to give to your elders to help them stay theologically sharp and engaged look no further.
John Stevens’ paper ‘Knowing the Times’ from the Affinity Theological Study Conference earlier this year is the basis for a booklet being handing out at the FIEC Leaders’ Conference this week. You can read his original paper online HERE.
“The people of God desperately need and should expect fresh, potent words from the Lord, and such will be found in the careful exposition and penetrating application of biblical texts under the influence of the immediate agency of the Spirit’s power on godly and gifted preachers.” (Al Martin)
“There are four seasons of leadership. Misunderstanding this can lead to frustration.”
Some plant: “Some leaders sow seeds. They are used to start something new.”
Some water: “Some leaders are used to create systems that allow progress to continue. They build healthy teams. They create good structure. They help things grow.”
Some pull weeds: “Some leaders identify problems and provide solutions to address them. They make the hard changes. They restructure. They clear the path to progress.”
Some harvest: “Some leaders get to see the fruition of the harvest.”