Yesterday was a great day in the life of my church, Inglewood Church.
I had some good friends come and do ministry at both our services. Afterwards we shared some food and laughs together.
It reminds me of a principle another good friend always reiterates. He leads the Mighty Mens Conference in Australia, and I help with promotion and web support. Like me, he is a pastor. One of his favourite sayings is that he chooses speakers and people to minister with on the basis of relationship.
As people we are made for relationship. As a Pastor and leader I choose to minister with friends and people I enjoy being with. I choose those who will come and share the platform I have been given with those I like and know.
So often when you have a platform, people want to come and be given it. With no understanding of the work and trust they are just asking you to give them. Because they have something they feel is important. Often times that ends in disaster.
But when you minister and lead with friends, with those who you know and trust, there can be true joy and trust. Like yesterday.
A good day.