Church Leadership Series: Dr. Kevin Peck and Ross Lester
Austin Stone Creative
We believe the Word of God and bend our lives toward it. Without centering our lives on God's Word, we'll drift between self-security and insecurity.
"'It takes more than bread to stay alive. It takes a steady stream of words from God's mouth.'" (Matthew 4:4 MSG)
We can all tell the difference between a leader who is filled with the Spirit of God and a leader who is not. Spirit-empowered leaders tap into a power that is bigger than their own, accomplish things bigger than their own plans, and leave people filled rather than drained.
"It stands to reason, doesn’t it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he’ll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to himself?" (Romans 8:11 MSG)
We're a team that worships Jesus with joy, passion, and devotion.
"... all created beings in heaven and on earth—even those long ago dead and buried—will bow in worship before this Jesus Christ, and call out in praise that he is the Master of all, to the glorious honor of God the Father." (Philippians 2:9-11 MSG)
We're shepherds who serve people readily and cheerfully. Shepherds lead, nurture, shape, and care for others. As shepherds, we don't seek to mimic culture—we want to set it.
"Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed!" (Philippians 2:14 MSG)