Message from the Minister
Glad you’ve taken a moment to visit our site. If you’ve checked us out before you will recognize some changes, change which we believe will improve our ability to reach out to God’s people and the community.
Recently, I was prompted to think about how things get done in our world and in particular, the importance of leadership. Not much happens in this world without good leadership; someone taking a hold of an idea or plan and seeing it through.
There are many definitions of leadership today, and many of them good. A few years ago, a friend offered this definition; “Leadership is the activity of influencing people to come together to co-operate towards a goal which they find desirable.”
If something is going to happen or change it is because of good leadership. Decision-making, dedication and careful planning are likely ingredients that produce results. (an example being our web-master Susan and support of the Communications Committee at Tansley.)
Good leadership, however, ought not to be viewed as a “silver bullet,” something which resolves all issues. Leadership is not a magic solution: leaders by definition do not do it alone. If we imagine that all we need to do in life is find the right leader and all will be well, we are mistaken.
Leaders are only effective when others provide opportunity to enable them to lead; to hear their vison and offer strong support. This kind of purpose describes best the work of Christ in the church and world. May we continue to look to influence the world around through our work and leadership in Christ Jesus our Lord,
Blessings, Rev. Stephen Huntley