I like to use the picture of a 3-legged stool to describe the leadership structure here at the Gaylord Evangelical Free Church in Gaylord, Michigan where I am privileged to serve as Lead Pastor. What do the "3 legs" represent? They represent three groups that make up the leadership of our church. We have the Ministry Staff which I lead. We have the Elder Board which is led by our Elder Chairman. And we have the Leadership Team which is led by our Church Chairman.
As is the case with any 3-legged stool, for that stool to be stable and usable, all three legs have to be equal in length and strength. If not, the stool will be wobbly and useful for very little. As a result, this coming Saturday will be a very special and important day in our church as we will be bringing together all the individuals who make up the 3 legs of this stool as the Ministry Staff, Elder Board and Leadership Team all meet together for a Leadership Planning Day.
It is my goal that we all walk away from this day thinking, "What a great day together! I am so excited about our church!" Below are just some of the topics that will consume our day and our thinking:
Unity (as seen in Philippians 2:1-5)
Core Values of E-Free Church
The Path to a Vision Plan
The State of the Church
Saturday will be a very special and very important day in the life and future of our church. If you are part of the Gaylord E-Free family, please be praying that God would use this day in a major way. If you are not part of our church family, we'd love to have you pray for our day together as a a "3-Legged Stool" as well!