Last night, CJ Mahaney spoke to all the Sovereign Grace Ministries pastors about the application of the gospel to church life and church planting, explaining some of the recent functional changes at Sovereign Grace.
While the discussion was definitely aimed at the pastors of Sovereign Grace churches, I did take away this one thought that was very applicable to technical ministry: Church leadership exists for the people of the church, not the other way around.
The question immediately jumped to mind: Is this truly the way I view my leadership role in the church? It should be. My job as technical director is to enable volunteers to serve the pastors and the church. Many times, however, I get so tied up in serving the pastors myself that I subtly change that sentence to... My role as technical director is to serve the pastors, and the volunteers are here so that I succeed.
Father, please help me to learn to be a servant to the servants, with my goal being the strengthening of church more than the execution of an event.