I generated a fair amount of input, discussion and even some more questions from THIS POST and that’s great. What I’m excited about is that the wheels are already in motion to build up the leadership structure of Discovery so that whenever an issue that effects the spiritual life and health of Discovery’s people comes up, there will be others who can help discern how best to deal with it from a biblical perspective.
Since we’ve started, most of that critical input has been coming from pastors who are outside of Discovery. These guys have prayed for and otherwise supported what we’ve been doing here and have also been “in the trenches” much longer than I have so they have perspective and practical examples they can share as well. Starting a church from scratch had me very careful about putting people into leadership too soon. 1 Timothy 5:22 talks about not being too quick to appoint spiritual leaders and it’s been just over 2 years so I think we’ve waited long enough.
I’m excited because there are a few men who have demonstrated a love for the Lord, a faithfulness to the work and they have confronted me on occasion so they are definitely not “yes men”, but spiritually-minded men who only want to make sure that whatever we do, we honor God and lead others to do the same. So in the next couple weeks, we’ll finally begin meeting, discussing, praying, and hammering out the details of how SHARED leadership is going to work at Discovery.
Can’t wait to see how this is going to make me, Discovery and all involved stronger.