My Summer Reading (Part 1)

June 6, 2012 — 1 Comment

This summer, I am attempting to read 3 books.  Quite a goal, considering that summer really doesn’t slow down for our ministry.  At the beginning of each month (June, July & August), I will let you know what book I’m reading and at the end of each month, I’ll give some insights I gleaned from the book.

My June selection is Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s Agenda by Henry & Richard Blackaby.  I saw this book on a friend’s shelf and the title immediately caught my eye.  Our church library had the book, so I browsed through it and before I knew it, I was well into chapter 2!  So…I went online to order the book and saw that the book had been revised and expanded in 2011.  That’s the one I ended up purchasing.

I believe that a leader should be a reader.  It is important to stay up-to-date with your culture, improve your craft, expand your thinking and grow in areas that might not be your strengths.  Why did I choose this particular book?  The second half of the title.  I want to move those I lead to God’s agenda, not Kathie’s agenda.  The minute that we move towards my agenda is the moment that our ministry will begin unraveling at the seams!  I want to do my volunteers a favor by guiding them in the right direction, the direction that, with God’s help, will lead to children and adults having a personal relationship with Christ.  This book looks like it will help me do just that.  I’ll let you know!

What are you reading this summer?

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One response to My Summer Reading (Part 1)

  1. 

    Hi KathieThis is so true. As leaders we need to be consistently developed. Reading good books helps that along. Thanks for this encouraging challenge/reminder. This summer, I will be reading the Blackaby's book as well.

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