so today i went to the aacf leadership lunch. they had core leaders from the aacfs all over norcal. it was good, had some activities and got a lot out of it. of all the issues within fellowships, a lot of times we dont know how to deal with them. from the Q and A panel, they asked some of the questions. this is one of the main things i got out of it.
within our fellowship, there are ppl that come frm different denominations and churches. often times the value are different and we tend to often want to argue and defend that OUR church values are right as opposed to others. but fellowships and leadership isnt about whos right or wrong. rather, have grace with one another. agree to disagree. fellowships are to bring non-believers to Christ and allow for the bonding of current believers. a place for them to be. and the sole foundation of all this is Love. this agape love, this passion, this grace, this mercy, that God has shown us and expressing that to others.
in terms of leaders, i think we must remember that with this "leadership" position, we are all students and we arent that much different frm one another in terms of age and situation. so looking to follow one of these leaders and really relying on them for mentorship might not be a great choice b/c they lack the wisdom and experience. im not saying dont look up to them but treating them as a young pastor might not be the best choice. i say save that for a church and looking for people that are certified and really have that creditial.
but AACF is looking good b/c we MIGHT have a new staffer soon! hurray! and some changes of leadership is made. so thats all good. but still, definitely much prayer to AACF and pray for its advancement of its kingdom and for growth. amen.