This week I will be writing about a chapter that is very near to my heart… Psalm 126. This has become the vision and picture to the Seven leadership team of what our ministry could look like. It is marked by five keywords that I want to focus on. Everyday I will write about one of those keywords.
Before I go any further, let me first define culture. Culture is important because EVERY family, business, church, restaurant, etc. has a culture. Culture defined by Sam Chand is, “This is how we do things here.” So that means this is how we do it, why we do it, when we do it, at what volume we do it, on and on. These five words that I will highlight are helping shape our culture. Although I am giving you our five words, they may not be the words that you want to define your ministry. I would say that you are currently building a culture whether you are trying to or not. Culture is built/created by words and values. So figure out what you want your ministry to look like, sound like, feel like, etc. and move forward in that!
The psalmist said that when God delivered them “we were like those who dreamed.” I want to empower a generation to dream! This generation needs a God kind of dream that only comes from the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:17). A man given dream only blesses you; a God given dream blesses you and others. It is not a self help new age idea to dream. It is from God! To see what God sees, think like God thinks, and to live the life Jesus came to give us (John 10:10)! I want to empower young people to think bigger than Jersey Shore, The Kardashians, or how many likes they can get on an instagram photo! I want them to not only be inspired by man like Dr King but to imitate him! Could they be modern day reformers and dreamers? YES! Release them to dream and think big. Kingdom thinking.
As a leader you must dream, and then release your ministry to dream.
If we live in the fulfillment of the former generations dream but never dream for ourselves we will have nothing to give to the next generation.