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Knowing What To Do And Knowing How To Do It Are Not The Same Thing (via H.B. Charles)

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The conclusion of a helpful post about pastoral life and the vision thing by H.B. Charles:

…a wise leader makes plans. Knowing what to do and knowing how to do it are not the same thing. Pastors must prayerfully develop a strategy for a fulfilling the Great Commission in the place, with the resources, and through the members the Lord has entrusted to you. You cannot simply do what other pastors and churches and do.
God has called you to a specific place and people. And the Lord has a specific plan for that place and people. You will need to seek God, learn your people, and understand your situation to discern how your church should carry out its work. After you receive direction, you will need even more direction to know how to communicate the plan to those you lead. These are important matters.
Do not forget that you are not a CEO of a corporation. You are the pastor of a congregation. Let the church be the church! Make sure your ministry plans align with the mission of the church. Determine to do the Lord’s work the Lord’s way for the Lord’s glory. Lead your people with heavenly wisdom not worldly strategies. Write your plans in pencil and give God the eraser.

Read the whole post here.

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