“Frankly words are hard to find to describe my experience last night with Bethel’s elders. First was the transparency of the whole group. It was unbelievable . . . refreshing!
“Secondly was the respect and trust. It is a culture of empowerment and not one of control. Their deference . . . was amazing; but not in a weak way. They are clearly strong men who have a strong sense of what ought to be.
“Oh, may their tribe increase in full measure, and blessed is the local church body served by men of such Christ-like humility and strength. I am so honored to stand alongside of this band of brothers!”
Perhaps you reading this are part of a church family. I urge you to pray diligently for the well-being of those called to lead it. Encourage them, respect them, thank God for them, and help them. Leading the church may well be one of the toughest jobs in the world.