In Motion

Dear Leaders,

All followers of Jesus are leaders. Leadership begins in God’s determination to have a people in motion, helping God retake what is God’s. Nan Keohane defines leadership as, “providing solutions to common problems or offering ideas about how to accomplish collective purposes , and mobilizing the energies of others to follow those courses of action.” This is as good a global definition of leadership as I know—except for the one missing element – God.

It is God who defines the battles worth fighting by the church, then we ask Jesus Christ for the grace to find solutions that are compatible with the Christian view of reality, and then we pray for the assistance of the Holy Spirit in mobilizing the energies of fellow disciples to do the work. May God’s Grace Community Church (GGCC) and any followers of Jesus who gather share this vision!

As a community of faith, Jesus has blessed us with amazing leadership partnerships, bringing together human resources that can transform the world. One of those partners is the Reverend Leon Kelly. Reverend Kelly leads “Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives.” However his leadership goes beyond the bounds of any program, offering hope to a Denver Metro area challenged by gang activity. I hope each of you can be present this Sunday when Reverend Kelly serves as our guest preacher.

Prayer concern. Let us ask the Lord to bless all leadership with Jesus' vision and the courage to follow through on our called-to mission. Specifically, let us pray for Rev Kelly and the ministry of “Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives."

Still in one peace,
Pastor David J. Jensen

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