If you were to invite people to apply for positions as church leaders, what kind of people would you want? I suspect we often look for people who have shown success in their lives – they hold down prestigious jobs; they are popular in the community; they are capable managers of people. All too often churches manage themselves like businesses, and look for leaders who can run a successful business.
Pray for your church leadership – that they might grow the qualities of Godly leadership. Now think of one church leader you know who you can encourage in their walk with Jesus.
Fourth Sunday of EasterThe Good Shepherd
Scripture reading taken from A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants p.160