Leadership Matters

Leadership Matters

Walk Thru Bethlehem week is here and the church is very busy. We are excited to bring this major ministry back this year.

We are now accepting nominations for church leadership. New terms begin July 1, 2023. This is an extremely important process in the life of our church. Leadership always matters! John Maxwell says that “everything rises and falls on leadership.” He says: “PEOPLE determine the potential of the organization. RELATIONSHIPS determine the morale of the organization. STRUCTURE determines the size of the organization. VISION determines the direction of the organization. But LEADERSHIP determines the success of the organization.”

Jay Hutchens & I will be leading our VISIONING 2023 CLASSES in January where leadership and growth will be a special focus (Jan 11, 18, 25.) Please come join us. Robert Greenleaf defines servant leadership the following way: “The servant-leader is servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first, perhaps because of the need to assuage an unusual power drive or to acquire material possessions” (Greenleaf 27). Servant leadership is not the same thing as simply holding a position.

Jesus set the example for servant leadership. In Mark’s gospel, Jesus says, “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). Many people in our world long to be leaders but they are not willing to be servants. Many long for power and influence, but don’t want the responsibility and the accountability that comes along with it. Leadership is not easy, but it is absolutely vital for the health of any organization or institution!

In considering individuals to nominate, please ask these important questions:

1) Are they serious about their faith, spiritual life, and commitment to Woodmont?

2) Are they present on a regular basis in worship and in other activities/ministries and do they support Woodmont with their time, talent, and treasure?

3) Do they have a servant’s heart and have they already demonstrated leadership ability?

4) Are they committed to the overall health and well-being of Woodmont Christian Church and our mission of Seeking, Sharing, and Serving?

5) Will they keep Woodmont moving forward in the years to come?

If you can answer “yes” to each of these questions, then I highly encourage that you nominate them for leadership in our church.

Kempton Presley is chairing the 2023 nominating committee. The following individuals have been approved by the board to serve: Alison Bueschen (Elder), Mike Jobe (Elder), Grace Johnson (Deacon), Christie Harrison (Deacon), Tracy Crawford, Jim Hester, Bill Meador, and LA Galyon. Nominations will be accepted through the end of January. We are nominating 1 Treasurer (2-year term), 3 at large board members (2-year term), 7 Elders (3-year term), and 30 deacons (3-year term). Please give prayer and serious consideration to those you would like to see serve as leaders at Woodmont.

This year we are submitting nominations directly to Amber Moss amber@woodmontcc.org

When submitting nominations, please include the candidate’s name, position nominated for (Treasurer, Board, Elder, or Deacon), and your reason for nominating the candidate. All Woodmont members are invited to take part in this process and multiple people can be nominated.


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