WHERE JESUS LEADS is designed to help you engage your path with Jesus, identify where Jesus is leading you, and prepare you to lead others.
"Remember, I am with you always" (Matthew 28:20)
Our first step as Christian leaders is recognizing that we are on a journey with Jesus and with one another. We can follow where Jesus leads and lead with Jesus. Like the earliest disciples, Christian leaders need to continually experience and learn how to live in close relationship with Jesus, how to follow Jesus along the Way, how to create loving Christian communities that share God’s love, how to help make new and stronger disciples, and especially how to serve and lead in making the world more reflective of God’s kingdom of love.
Saint Paul offered this prayer for leaders of Christian communities (Philippians 1:3-6, 9-11):
I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. . . And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God.
Jim Gettel serves as a coach and consultant, helping church and nonprofit leaders and teams discover effective ways to lead loving, fruitful communities that make a difference in the world.