I am not able to bear all these people alone, because the burden is too heavy for me. Numbers 11:14 God’s answer to Moses’ cry for help was for Moses to share the responsibilities of leadership with a select group. We don’t know a lot about the seventy elders Moses called to aid him.
We’ve been talking about the Core Value of Interdependence over the past month. As a reminder: The church is the community of God’s people-a community with a divine purpose, abundant gifts, and a place for everyone to belong and to serve. The core value of Interdependence stresses the importance of living in community, acknowledging and … Read More
The staff were able to take a breather to finish closing out the program year and to celebrate what God has done! We are also planning for the summer and for the fall. More to come! If you haven’t already seen the GRIL highlights video, check it out on youtube!
“No one can go it alone.” – Grace Gil Olibvarez, Mexican American social activist/attorney. Did you know living interdependently as leaders means no longer ‘dancing solo’. As leaders we are called to live in community!
Avoid Destructive Partnerships (Good advice from Paul and John Maxwell) Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:1 Healthy leaders often partner with others to reach their goals. In fact, we live in an age of partnerships, … Read More
GR Initiative for Leaders recognized and celebrated several individuals and organizations for their positive service in the Grand Rapids community, as part of the GRIL graduation ceremony.
There was a buzz of excitement in the lobby of the Gezon Center at Calvin College Wednesday evening, June 5! Adults and teens and their families and friends were milling about, looking at displays ranging from skateboards to poster boards.
Paul’s wisdom for Team-Building, or for Interdependence: 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 (NIRV) There are different kinds of gifts. But they are all given by the same Spirit. There are different ways to serve. But they all come from the same Lord. There are different ways to work. But the same God makes it possible for all of … Read More
The power of interdependence is a living process of discovery for three young men from Phoenix who believe “a triple-braided cord is not easily broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12). Individually they share a love of Jesus Christ and a deep desire to reach incarcerated youth with the gospel and the hope of a guide, a mentor.