As many of you know, I am now overseeing the start of CCV’s new satellite campus in Etiwanda, CA. We purchased the former wedding facility called Etiwanda Gardens. These past few months I have been preparing my team to start this new venture. Today I went to visit a few churches in Orange County to get some new and creative ideas. In the midst of visiting these few churches today, I was encouraged and challenged by the gentlemen you see in the picture above. Yes, I did take when he was not looking like a creeper. I looked for him after the service but could not find him.
You might ask, why was I encouraged and challenged? Simple. Here is a man that is obviously older, but still serving. And it was not that he was just older, he had a breathing apparatus strapped to his back. Most people like this simply stop serving out of the difficulty these challenges present. But here is a man that is dedicated to serving his church no matter the difficulty. Even with a breathing apparatus and small air tank strapped to his back, this man serves others for the sake of Christ. He is committed at doing what it takes to serve others. Are you?
Here are three questions that come to my mind as a leader:
Am I that committed to serving others for the sake of Christ?
Do I quit serving others when a difficult challenge presents itself?
What kind of example am I to others when I am serving?
My prayer is that I display this type of lifestyle.