Monthly Archives: March 2011

30 Days of Prayer: Day 13 – Volunteers

One of the values of Generation Church is that we don’t just recruit volunteers, we empower history-makers.

I am a firm believer that the future of the church isn’t more professional clergy, it is in the laity stepping up to the plate and being ready to hit.

For me volunteers are my heroes! Anyone can go to church, anyone can go to extra services, anyone can help once in a while. However, it takes someone with character to commit to becoming a volunteer. When I say volunteer I don’t mean those people who help out at the yearly harvest festival. I mean those who every month commit to turn up early or stay late to help the work of the church. Those who may miss service or spend a few weeks in kids church giving to others without receiving. Those who do the jobs no-one else wants to do, or people rarely see. These are my heroes!

Yesterday we prayed for our volunteers at Generation Church. As we are moving into our new location we more or less have to triple our volunteer base. In order to do this I don’t believe it is just a matter of scheduling more people to help. I believe the way to do this is to empower people to lead, create and own their individual areas. In fact, it’s more about me getting out of the way so that others can get in the way! 

I’m praying that our volunteers will be greatly blessed for their service and commitment. I’m praying that Generation Church will have a serve others first culture. I’m praying that future leaders and pastors will be built up and empowered through their small acts of service!

Advertisements

30 Days of Prayer: Day 12 – Leaders

Today was one of those exciting days as we got a peek into the near future of Generation Church.

10 of us went to the future home of Generation Church to do some testing and a set up run through. As I looked on it was hard not to shout with excitment of how far God has brought us and where he is taking us.

We prayed at the front of the main theater and I just had a neat sense that God is doing something divinely special.

Today we were praying for our leaders. Our church has some incredible people and some who have the potential to be outstanding leaders. I believe a true mark of a leader is being able to build teams and reproduce leaders. While many want to be in leadership not everyone can or even should be in leadership. Yet those that are have a great responsibility.

My prayer today is for that potential in certain individuals to be fulfilled, for God to raise up more leaders and for the blessings of God to be outpoured on those who have stepped up and said, yes, i’ll be a leader despite the sacrifice it may require.

No organization will ever make a difference unless leaders are reproducing leaders. We are starting to see this take place at Generation Church. I pray that this continues and can’t wait to see how these young leaders of today will impact a generation by the time they have lived their God-given life!


30 Days of Prayer: Day 12 – Leaders

Today was one of those exciting days as we got a peek into the near future of Generation Church.

10 of us went to the future home of Generation Church to do some testing and a set up run through. As I looked on it was hard not to shout with excitment of how far God has brought us and where he is taking us.

We prayed at the front of the main theater and I just had a neat sense that God is doing something divinely special.

Today we were praying for our leaders. Our church has some incredible people and some who have the potential to be outstanding leaders. I believe a true mark of a leader is being able to build teams and reproduce leaders. While many want to be in leadership not everyone can or even should be in leadership. Yet those that are have a great responsibility.

My prayer today is for that potential in certain individuals to be fulfilled, for God to raise up more leaders and for the blessings of God to be outpoured on those who have stepped up and said, yes, i’ll be a leader despite the sacrifice it may require.

No organization will ever make a difference unless leaders are reproducing leaders. We are starting to see this take place at Generation Church. I pray that this continues and can’t wait to see how these young leaders of today will impact a generation by the time they have lived their God-given life!