Tillapaugh also recognized that the leaders of these “fortresses” were more concerned with maintenance than mission. In fact, their “preservation” or “maintaining” mindset insured the church having an inward focus, by seeing that as the focus as something to be preserved and protected. Their whole modus operandii was to preserve and protect by controlling as much as possible, eliminating any risk, resistng any change.
Yet when the Holy Spirit leads the church, He calls and sends. The Spirit unleashes God’s power and sends the Church out into the world. For the Holy Spirit empowers a mission that reflects the Great Commission. “Go and make” were Jesus words.
This is why a church that seeks to impact our world and to help be transformed by working of God–must give up that old maintenance mentality that builds fortresses rather than launching out to reach people who needs Jesus/
A maintenance leader builds fortresses.
A missional leader takes the church out to fulfill the Great Commssion.
In our world today the church MUST have missional leaders.
© 2015 by Stephen L Dunn
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