Hillcrest Church Office
December 4, 2003
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this week’s LeaderLines. . . .
Part of the job we have as leaders is equipping people
for service (Ephesians 4:11-12). This is what distinguishes the
kingdom’s officers from the kingdom’s ground troops. I’ve met
a lot of dedicated people who do the work of ten, and I thank
God for them. But leaders have a higher responsibility. As
a leader, you aren’t supposed to just do the work of ten people.
Instead, you are to enlist, equip, and encourage
so that ten people are put to work! I really believe that when
we Christian leaders are evaluated by God, he will take into
account not just how hard we worked but how many people we put
to work! That’s our job.
This Sunday evening, December 7, the Ministry Staff will
help me lead a workshop designed to equip people for service. The workshop
is called “How to Be a Difference-Maker.” We are going to help
people identify how they are SHAPED to serve God at Hillcrest. The acronym
“S-H-A-P-E” has become a famous way to teach the five ways God has “shaped”
us to serve in His kingdom. In this workshop, we will help the entire
church identify their place of ministry at Hillcrest.
Another reason you should come: All those who have
joined our church in 2003 will be given special recognition in this
Note the special time for this workshop: our normal evening
service begins at 6:30, but this Sunday
we will begin at 6:00. The service
will conclude at our normal 7:30 time. Those who are in AWANA
and other Sunday night activities will be given a chance to
go through this workshop at a later date.
This is the “sequel’ to the “Discover Hillcrest” class.
We provide the “Discover Hillcrest” workshop monthly for those who want to
join. From now on, we’ll provide the “How to Be a Difference-Maker”
workshop quarterly as the “next step” for those who have joined our
church. The workshop will help them identify their place of service at
Corinthians 12:5 (NIV) says, “There are different
kinds of service.” I think a lot of people will find their unique
place of service because of this workshop, so as you attend be praying for
those sitting around you!