Are you sensing a call to more?

May 7, 2017 | by Rob Streetman

It has been some time since I have been challenged with this question. Has God shifted, or expanded, our core purpose? How do we fit into God’s will for the church in this season? Is He stirring up new desires in our hearts?

These are some of the questions the leader of a ministry must ask, from time to time.  It is the same for other ministries – including those that are embedded in the workplace.

Whether you are the president of a ministry, the owner of a business, a leader in another professional field (e.g., education, government, medicine) – if you are a church leader or homemaker—it is good to expect change. If we are pursuing the will of God, we will be regularly called to a higher level of glory (2 Corinthians 3:18).

Over a half-a-dozen people I know are sensing God’s call for something more—that a transition is underway. Some have been through this before, and are familiar with the process. 

Others, not so much. They are wondering how to proceed. How do they respond to God’s prompting? How do they discover God’s purpose in this season?

God has a process for answering these questions. It is one of the things inLight Consulting offers to Workplace Leaders (including Pastors). And now is a good time to apply what we teach to ourselves.

Perhaps it will help you to follow along—to learn the process for yourself and those you are discipling. As the leader of workplace leaders, God’s call for more may be the discipling of the most influential members of your fellowship.

Like you, I will not be starting from scratch.

The mission of inLight Consulting is to encourage, edify, and equip Leaders in the Workplace to become disciple makers and transformation agents in their communities.

InLight has been operating under this mission for over ten years. It is hard to imagine it changing. However, God is clearly up to something. 

It will be good to start at the beginning and work through the process. If nothing else, He will affirm our mission and give us more insight into His plans for accomplishing it.

That brings up an interesting point. Purpose and plan are not the same things.  If you intend to use this series for your investigation, don’t get the two confused.  Generally speaking, the purpose is the “what,” and the plan is the “how.” 

The purpose must be understood first. It is the anchor—the foundation. God rarely gives us the entire plan (what would be the faith in that?). The purpose becomes a measure of the plan; helping to validate what we are hearing.

Next time, we will begin the process with a look at positioning—a preparatory step in hearing God’s purpose. 

In the meantime, why not pass this on to a few workplace leaders who are sensing God’s call to something more. Take advantage of this opportunity for disciple making. God will use you to further His kingdom in their life and yours.

Topics: Church Growth, Discipleship, Leadership, Ministry, Workplace/Marketplace Ministry

Rob Streetman

Rob Streetman is the president of inLight Consulting and is author of The Map Maker. He is called to encourage, edify and equip Workplace Leaders as disciple makers and transformation agents. He began inLight in 2005, after 25+ years in the IT industry.

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