Sunday, September 23, 2007

Delight, Commit, Trust

“Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD” (Ps 37:4-5a). Critical decisions require knowledge of God’s will achieved by delighting in him, knowing his voice and committing everything to him.

Engaging those around us is crucial in decision making, each bringing different gifts. Our church’s confirmation program was woefully inadequate, severely flawed. It is under the umbrella of Christian Education, which I chair. As the pastor’s project, our ideas were continually discounted. He left; opportunity arrived for revamping the program ensuring our youth encountered God.

“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed” (Prv 15:22). The former chair rejoined the committee. A gifted retired teacher experienced in curriculum writing, involved with the youth, and voila, a new curriculum was born. We were all involved and unanimously approved it.

“One important part of organizational communications is to convey the mission, vision, and values so that all … understand the big picture of what is trying to be accomplished.”(Lussier & Achua, 2007, p. 198) We presented the plan to the church council, receiving their blessing to proceed. val(Holy Bible New International Version 1984 )ues

“… Trust in him and he will do this” (Ps 37:5b). Vicar Todd, substitute pastor, next hurdle, was supportive and became involved. We now team teach the third year class.

References

Lussier, R. N., & Achua, C. F. (2007). Leadership Theory, Application,

Skill Development (3rd ed.). Mason, OH: Thomson Southwestern.

Holy Bible (1984). New International Version. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.


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