Sunday, August 14, 2011

Praying for Church Leadership

Being on staff at a church is hard.

I know. I did it for two-and-a-half years.

It's not that other jobs aren't hard . . . they are. But being on staff at a church can - at times - feel like you have a bullseye drawn on your back for spiritual attacks to rain down on you.

As was mentioned today at our church, there are a lot of things going on with the staff. Staff leaving. Health issues. Family issues. Gaps in leadership. So many needs.

I've been convicted over the past few days to really press in and pray for the staff at our church. For those of you who are part of the our faith family, I ask you to join me. For those of you who worship elsewhere, I strongly encourage you to lift up the staff at your own church.

Over the next few days I'm going to post a few specific ways that I'm praying for them. Feel free to comment with additional ways that we can pray! (Hop over to my other blog for additional specifics. Email me if you need an invite.)

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Colossians 1:9-14, ESV

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