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A Call for Servant Leaders

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Picture: Christ Washing the Disciples' Feet, Rembrandt van Rijn, c. 1645 - c. 1650

 

FBC has a Nominating Committee where its members serve in the capacity of inviting, listening and having conversations with its members, to discern candidates who would be available and willing to serve in a lay leadership capacity. Each year, during the Fall season, the committee issues a call for nominations from members in the congregation. 

This is an invitation to participate for a season in discovering, developing, and exercising gifts the Holy Spirit has given us, for the building up of His Body.  It is an adventure of creative energy to partner and support our pastoral team. Participate in shaping the work of the church through our many and varied ministries for our communal life and our neighbourhoods.  As a community of servant leaders, help FBC follow our Shepherd's lead in becoming salt and light in downtown Vancouver.

Jesus modelled and embodied His Father's Kingdom values and meaning of kingdom "leadership".  Paradoxically, it is an up-side-down picture of a leader.  Jesus came first - downwards - to lead by example in loving, forgiving, blessing, even breaking religious traditions to heal on a Sabbath, touch the untouchables, being hospitable to all, extending friendship.   Down on His knees, He led the way - to wash disciples' feet, pray, and finished leading in the ultimate sacrifice - laying down His life for His enemies.   Between the towel and the cross, He issues His invitation: follow me.  Imitate me, my image-bearers.  

It is thus also an opportunity to be open to the Spirit's ever-deepening work of moulding and transforming us as disciples, to become more and more like Christ.  Consider stepping into a different kind of soil this season - to be tilled, churned, fertilized, stretched, pruned in your growth as his disciples.   In the process, witness the mystery of the kingdom of God come deeper into your own hearts, our lives with one another, and into our neighbourhoods.  Expect to be blessed, learn to be better at "one-another-ing", bearing fruits of the Spirit. 

If you are interested to serve, or know of people suitable to nominate, more details are available in the Lay Leadership and Nomination document.  Please fill out a nomination form or pick-up an information sheet at Connection Point in Pinder Hall.  If you wish to explore or have questions, indicate on your nominating form that you want to talk. We would be happy to give you a call or chat over coffee/tea. 

Susan Ting
Nominating Committee

Posted by Susan Ting