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By Dag Heward-Mills. Though a primary requirement of God for leaders, very little has been written on this subject. In this book, Dag Heward-Mills outlines very important principles with the intention of increasing the stability of churches. So relevant and practical is the content of this book that it has become an indispensable tool for many church leaders. All rights reserved under international copyright law. Written permission must be secured from the publisher to use or reproduce any part of this book.
Why teach on the subject Loyalty and Disloyalty? I believe the Lord has laid on my heart this practical subject for various reasons. First of all, I have seen the relevance of this subject in the Word of God.
The Scriptures are replete with accounts of faithful and treacherous people. There is a lot to learn from these accounts in the Bible. My few years in the ministry have also made me very aware of loyal and disloyal people. I have noticed the impact that it has on churches and ministries.
In the next few pages I will share with you a few reasons why the subject of loyalty is such an important one. An inexperienced person is likely to think that the more gifted you are, the more qualified you are for the ministry. My little experience has shown me that it is the faithful and loyal people in church who are most qualified to be leaders. An inexperienced person would think that a friendly brother would make a good pastor. He may also think that someone with good oratory skills would make the best preacher.
Do not make that mistake. The Bible teaches us that the cardinal requirement for leadership is faithfulness and not anything else.
I have many wonderful pastors who work with me. Many of them are not overly friendly, flashy or particularly gifted. But time has proven that they are the best gifts that God has given to His church and me.
Very early in my ministry I realized that the devil is an expert at destroying the church from within. If you are a good minister, called of God and doing the right things, the devil will have very little opportunity to fight against you from outside.
Like Jesus said,. You will realize that Satan often does not have the occasion to launch deadly attacks against you from outside. Jesus was saying that though the enemy was coming after him, he did not have any grounds to destroy him. There are many anointed preachers in this same category. Satan has no basis for which to overcome them so he has to use someone from within. In the case of Jesus it was a traitor Judas whom Satan used. I recall reading the story of an army general who surrounded a large city with the aim of conquering it.
This city was heavily fortified with a high and imposing wall and gate. The army general surrounded the city in readiness to attack. One friend of the general came along and asked him, Sir, how do you think you are going to overcome the defenses of this city? No one in recent history has been able to conquer this great city.
I thought you only had four columns. Oh, I see. Is it a special commando unit or are they airborne paratroopers? My 5th column consists of my spies, agents, friends and supporters who are already within the city.
You just wait. They will open those big gates from within and my armies will rush in. This is the only way the enemy can destroy a successful and powerful ministry that is doing all the right things. It has to come from within. The 5th column comprises the disloyal, double-faced, double-tongued and discontented people within every ministry. If these people are allowed to wreak havoc as they so very well can, they will destroy the church.
I remember years ago when I started out in the ministry, I experienced the effect of having a disloyal associate. This person although officially standing on my right-hand side, did not believe in me and was murmuring against me all the time. His home was the meeting place for all the discontented people in the church. Every time they gathered, they would discuss and criticize me. At times, they would talk about the way I preached.
At other times, it was the way I sipped water in the middle of my sermons. Yet again, some felt I was not friendly enough.
But the Lord revealed all these things to me. I prayed about it and asked the Lord what to do. And the Lord said, I mean exactly that! Dismiss him otherwise you will never have peace and your church will never grow.
So I called for a meeting of the elders of the church. At the meeting I said, I realize that Brother X is not in support of me. I said to Brother X, I know that you do not believe in my leadership anymore.
I trained you. I brought you up. And today you are too big to remain under my authority. Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease. He sputtered, What! Then he said, I will continue coming to church even though I may not have certain responsibilities.
But I said to him, No! You must leave! You are not part of us. Your presence in the church will only be destructive. I tell you, it was no easy thing to dismiss a friend and associate of many years.
But it had to be done. The Bible tells us that when Abraham was in conflict with Lot he directed Lot to go somewhere else! Abraham was saying, If we are apart there will be peace and the work of God can go on. A disloyal person breeds strife, hatred and murmuring.
These disloyal sentiments are like smoke that fills an entire house. The only way to get rid of the smoke is to get rid of the fire. If we want to have a large church, we need to minister with love and with oneness.
You see, I encourage people to walk out of my church if their hearts are not with me. I will beg you to leave, if I have to. I am serious about this. I will even give you money to pay for your transportation and snacks as you leave us! So that those of us who love one another and are confident about each other can stay together and continue working. But there are many pretenders in the church. They pretend to love you and support you but in their hearts they despise you.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. To minister as effective leaders you need to exhibit the love that Jesus spoke about. People are attracted by love. When they see leaders who flow together in genuine love they are attracted.
You must never forget that your church members are not blind. Neither are they deaf. They can see and feel disunity and discord when it is there. One thing that every pastor must know about sheep is that they drink from still waters.
If the water is murky and rough the sheep will stay away. You see, they are not sure there is no crocodile in the water! Whenever there is treachery and distrust your church members become scared and wary and stay away. One man can only do so much. One pastor can only be at one place at a time. He can only minister until his strength which is limited is exhausted.
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By Dag Heward-Mills. Though a primary requirement of God for leaders, very little has been written on this subject. In this book, Dag Heward-Mills outlines very important principles with the intention of increasing the stability of churches.
By Dag Heward-Mills. Though a primary requirement of God for leaders, very little has been written on this subject. In this book, Dag Heward-Mills outlines very important principles with the intention of increasing the stability of churches. So relevant and practical is the content of this book that it has become an indispensable tool for many church leaders.
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