November 17, 2023

What is a Leader?

“…and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills—” – Exodus 31:3 Years ago, I was pastoring a church in the city of Orange, and at the time, we were meeting in an old American Legion Hall building. We would bring in chairs on Sunday mornings and set up the auditorium like a sanctuary. Overall, it was a good arrangement, except for the fact that there was a bar right below us, which meant that we became accustomed to a bit of noise. As the congregation grew, I asked my friend and mentor Dallas Willard to come and speak at a service one Sunday morning. As I was about to stand to introduce him, there was a sudden bang so loud that the three of us pastors shot out of our chairs to see what was happening.

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