Susanna Black of Reporter/Anchor at WECT-TV – Wilmington, NC and Member of Bishop’s Advisory Council (http://www.wect.com/) gives insights and advice on leadership as part of Bishop Eaton’s Leadership Initiative.
Bishop Eaton’s Leadership Initiative encourages all of us to seek out and inspire gifted people in our congregations and communities to consider a call to the ministry of the gospel. If you know someone who shows a gift for ministry, help mentor and foster them. Together — pastors, deacons, lay people – we can bring the word of God to the world.
(From Bishop Eaton’s Leadership Initiative) Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Luke 10:2 At its March 2017 meeting, the ELCA Conference of Bishops claimed identifying, inviting, equipping, and supporting leaders and cultivating vital faith communities…
So you might say that we are wired to find joy in God – not mere pleasure or fleeting happiness, but true and abiding joy. And because we are wired to enjoy God, it is only by basking in the joy of God’s love that we begin to hear “the sound of the genuine” within us.