I just came across another blog with a link to a conference that Tim Keller spoke at. The quote was awesome, dealing with what is and should be the nature and qualification of leaders within the church, as many of you who read this are and/or aspiring to, so I’m copying it here. Also, I want to apologize for the lack of posts this past week and a half. Its been a long few days with school starting back up (taking 16 hours, so time is precious) and having friends and family coming into town has been a blast, but keeping me from the computer (which hasn’t been too bad of a thing honestly). Here is the quote; I hope it encourages and challenges you as it has me:
Most churches make the mistake of selecting as leaders the confident, the competent, and the successful. But what you most need in a leader is someone who has been broken by the knowledge of his or her sin, and even greater knowledge of Jesus’ costly grace. The number one leaders in every church ought to be the people who repent the most fully without excuses, because you don’t need any now; the most easily without bitterness; the most publicly and the most joyfully. They know their standing isn’t based on their performance.
- Tim Keller, “What are the risks for evangelicals?” speaking at the Evangelical Ministry Assembly 2007