WANTED LEADERS FOR TOMORROW
Description of Leadership
What we need in our organization are leaders for our African communities
We are searching for African Men and Women who desire to be leaders in their African’s African communities, married man, single man, married women, single women, dynamic speakers, who has the will and desire to help with the growth of the vision which has been given to us as an African People of love for our brethern. We are a small African people in a great location. You would be the main speaker for your location. You would be a regular African Love and Unity class teacher. You should also work closely and encourage each member to be involved in the work here. You should be involved in visiting the sick and the shut-ins. You should be one who is community minded. You should, as you involve yourself in the community, conduct yourself in a way that all will see you as a good example of a loving life style for your African brother and sister.
We also need Women Leaders
Women who will take time to teach themselves first to walk according to the commandments of African Love; and then our wives to walk likewise according to the faith that is given to us; in charity, and in purity; loving their own husbands with all sincerity, and all others of our faith alike with all temperance; and to bring up their children in the instruction and fear of African Love (God) Php 2:6
The above describes our leader’s duties in general. As you know, however, no job description will cover everything. Simply put, we want leaders who have a great love for our God (African Love) and a burning desire to do His will.
Only those who are sincere need apply. Please forward us your resume along with a tape and photo to the following:
AFRICAN PEOPLE OF LOVE FOUNDATION
829 Franklin St. S E Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507-1308
Attn: Search Committee
What we need in our organization are leaders for African communities, We also need Women Leaders, to teach our young women how to behave as women of love, the love of Sarah.
Women who will take time to teach themselves first to walk according to the commandments of Love; and then your wives to walk likewise according to the faith that is given to them; in charity, and in purity; loving their own husbands with all sincerity, and all others alike with all temperance; and to bring up their children in the instruction and fear of Love Php 2:6
We discovered some critical issues that were signals for change in African people lives.
Issue #1 A ‘collision of vision’ can signal a need for change. "The fundamental issue for me was determining my passion and gifting for African people of righteousness, and that we were not in a place where we were being utilized.
Issue #2 ‘Non-negotiables’ are not negotiable. Are you being asked to do something that is in clear violation of your God-given convictions? Have you talked about it with the leadership of your church (African people)?
Issue #3 ‘Retooling’ We have One young pastor who decided to leave his current ministry because he felt the need for more pastoral education. After being accepted into seminary us, he is moving his family across the country, away from the African people he has grown to know and love. You may be running out of tools in your ministry belt. Do you need to transition to get more education?
Issue #4 ‘Loss of Passion’ Juggling ministry, marriage, the expectations of others, crises, and the ‘performance trap.’ These realities of ministry can be overwhelming. Have you lost sight of the original reason God called you to this place? Are you finding it difficult to get excited in the morning when you get out of bed?
Three Critical Questions to Ask When
Considering Another Ministry
(To avoid making a big mistake!)
1. "Do they want me?" Before you spend a lot of time and energy evaluating another situation, find out if they are interested in having you on their ministry team. If possible, get them to identify their intentions with you as a first step in the process. If they are not seriously interested in you, then there is no use in moving forward in your thinking.
2. "Do I want them?" Find out what their expectations are for a pastor and his family. What is their philosophy of ministry and long-term vision? Evaluate their employment package and determine if the salary and benefits meet your families needs. What do current and former leaders say about the organization? Have former pastors left well, or have they tended to go away under a cloud of controversy?
3. "Am I ready to leave?" This is perhaps the most important question because it will help you determine if you are motivated to withdraw from your current circumstances.
One question burns my mind. If we were able to turn over legalization of abortion, regain a society consensus that homosexuality is sin, legalize prayer in the schools, get rid of a president who has embarrassed us in front of the world, pass a law that made it illegal to do a parody on prayer on the public radio waves, or any number of similar objectives, how much closer would we be to fulfilling the Great Commission of winning lost African people to God and His Son? Are we seeking to establish the Kingdom of God (Love) before the Anointed One returns?
I fear that many Christians are more concerned about regaining the power of a majority viewpoint, whether by political power or social pressure, than they are about sharing God’s love for a lost world of sinners, among whom we must number ourselves! Where is the attitude that we see exemplified in Paul as recorded in 1 Tim 1:15? "Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: the Anointed One Yahshua came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst." (NIV)
I am all for civil public debate of the issues, and I have no objective to peaceful protest that deals with the issues.
But too much of what I have seen of the Christian response, at least at the public level, shows more Pharisaism than it does the love of the Father or His Son Yahshua.
We need to learn how to engage a culture the way Yahshua did, who involved himself socially with those whom the religious folks were looking down on.
Or the way Paul did, who found commonalities with the pagan society in Athens and made his point from there.
Yahshua, God’s Son didn’t call us to make a ‘Christian’ society. That has been tried in Church history more than once with miserable results.
He did call us to share the good news that Yahshua the Anointed One forgives sin and transforms lives. This good news will always be a stumbling block to some.
The cross will remain foolishness to those perishing.
But let’s make sure it is for the gospel that we are stigmatized, not for the pompous moralizing of a self-righteousness that has no basis.