Leadership Lessons Season 2 Episode 14 - Telling Stories
Pastor Rodney Wilkinson, Gospel Fellowship Church, Boynton Beach, FL talks about telling gospel stories. As Christians, we have the greatest story in human history, and we need to be able to tell it effectively. Stories have always been a vital part of life. Jesus was a master storyteller. He did this all day, every day. What does it take to tell a story? It takes courage. You have to be prepared and you have to be bold. It takes compassion. You have to care about the people you’re talking to. It takes connections. Your story has to make connections with real people in a real world. Jesus used stories to prepare people for the gospel. This is a great perspective of the how and the why of storytelling. And why we need to listen to the narrative of our culture in order to respond in thoughtful and effective ways.
“God is constantly giving us opportunities to tell the gospel story.” -Rodney Wilkinson
“It takes courage to be able to tell what God has done in your life.” -Rodney Wilkinson
“I’m telling this story so I can see lives changed and impacted because of the gospel.” -Rodney Wilkinson
“We have to be able to share this gospel in a way that shows up, not as some antiquated story, but in real time, every day, right where our people are.” -Rodney Wilkinson
One Piece of Advice | Lead the Church Spiritually/Preach the Word Deeply
Ron Jones, Lead Pastor at Coastal Chapel in Lake Worth, FL, offers his one piece of advice: Lead the church spiritually and preach the Word deeply. With so many ways available through technology, it is easy to try and make your church grow through your own efforts. But Jesus has said, “I will build my church.” We’ve got to minister to the body of Christ. Feed the sheep. If we do that, the church will grow.
“It’s so easy to strive as a pastor. It’s so easy to try and do things in our own strength.” -Ron Jones
“I can’t make the church grow. I was taking Jesus’ place in the church.” -Ron Jones
“The church is not an organization, but is a family. And Jesus is the one who grows His family.” -Ron Jones
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