Dear Pastor, Missionaries, Chaplains and friends
Steve here… Yesterday was Labour Day Monday. A day we commemorate “work” in Canada. I know most of our 512 churches are gearing up for a busy season of ministry. This is that time of year when leaders, directors and coordinators go looking for willing workers to serve in our local churches. Together we go further, sustain longer and accomplish more.
In the next few weeks we’re going to be looking above as we see Canadian geese going south for the winter. They will be flying in the familiar V formation. There is a reason for their formation flying. It enables them to go farther, sustain longer and accomplish more.
Scientists have discovered that as each goose flaps its wings, it creates an up-lift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a V formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.
People who share the work load can get where they’re going more quickly and easily. They travel on the thrust of one another. When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of having to go it alone. The smart goose gets back into formation to benefit from the lifting power of the bird in front.
The moral of the story? If we all had the sense of a goose, we would stand together.
I trust the ministry recruitment drive in your church over the next few weeks will encourage your heart. May you experience a lift within your church family.
Have a blessed week,
P.S. I hope you will register for our upcoming Fellowship National Conference this November 11-13, 2013 in Richmond, BC. Click HERE to register.
Our 2013 Fellowship theme verse is:
“We live by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7