At the front door of the Church, there is a transformation that takes place. The leader wants to preach and the preacher wants to lead. You can preach and you can lead, but if you are going to lead you had better stop preaching and start serving.
This is why some of the most successful programs have been parachurch programs; these are real force multiplier organizations. Programs like Campus Crusade for Christ, Billy Graham’s Ministry, and Gideons to name a few. None of them have preachers; they have men and women of God serving. They understand what General Pershing understood about execution in the following illustration.
Published on Thursday, June 24, 2010 @ 8:01 AM CDT