(Pat Oconer, CFC FFL Work with the Poor)
Being in community for a number of years makes me desire to grow everyday in my faith walk with God, and along with that walk, I am given opportunities of encountering people, brothers and sisters, mentoring them, pastoring them, and giving them nourishment. The greatest part of community is sharing to other people how great God is in your life, and how it is manifested.
While we meet and encounter a lot of people everyday, we should also make ourselves better. We should also create ways and techniques of doing things – our own strategy, our own ways of making things happen, and a our own style of leadership combinations that would be effective and efficient. Well, it is good to always improve ourselves, but we have to also remember, that it is God’s work, and any technique that is not grounded in God, manifested through servanthood, is all nothing.
Great servant leadership is a lifestyle, it is the way we live our lives and how people see our life being lived for Him: our devotion, commitment, and conviction makes us a living testimony of God`s might and mercy. Permanence is what we are here for – to make God’s work remain – and be maintained. It is not a technique, but a lifestyle.