Leadership involves guiding or directing along a certain course which helps others achieve higher goals and be better persons.
The purpose of Christian leadership is to help others know, follow and serve Christ. Christian leadership defines its goals and purposes in conformity with the life and instruction of Jesus Christ. The Christian leader sets his/her goals on achieving principles established by Jesus Christ and lived out by Him.
Worship demonstrates reverent love and allegiance to a deity, idol or sacred object, and normally involves certain well-defined ceremonies, prayers and other religious forms by which one’s commitment and love are expressed.
Christian worship has certain guidelines for sure. But for the most part, Christian worship does not confine the worshiper in his/her actions. Indeed, the Christian worships in everything he/she does. Recognizing this truth calls the Christian to live and speak in ways which his/her whole life is an acceptable gift to GOD.
When we talk about stewardship our minds focus to money. But while giving our ‘tithes and offerings’ on Sunday morning is very important, giving our money is but a small part of stewardship.
The basic principle in stewardship is that what we have has been entrusted to us and is to be used to help others. We all work hard for our money and we naturally feel a certain ownership of our possessions and our time. Paul;s instruction to Timothy in 6:20 puts this sense of personal ownership in perspective: “Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care.”
I Peter 4: 10 underscores this responsibility: “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering GOD’s grace in its various forms.”
Stewardship, administrating GOD’s grace for others, is an important part of our church as evidenced by the many people who work in a variety of activities: the Soup Kitchen, Circle of Love, Philemon Ministry, the Deacons organization, the Food Pantry and so on.
The best definition of stewardship is this: “Giving until it helps.” Are we good stewards?