Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
New styles and forms of leadership are emerging to proclaim the love and hope of God to new generations. In the first portion of this practical guidebook, Betsey Heavner explores biblical roots and dimensions of leader development. The book offers insights based on training leaders in a variety of settings, including incubators, and based on dialogue with leaders in many different churches, from emerging congregations to renewed or revitalized churches. This work represents new understandings of church positions as needed for ministry today.
The second part of the book describes the variety of congregational positions (such as outreach committee, children’s coordinator, and trustee), including an understanding of spiritual and vocational gifts called for by these positions. Purchases may reproduce these job description pages for training purposes.