My friend James Graham spoke at Globe's IGM last night on SPIRITUAL PARENTING and DISCIPLE-MAKING! It was a powerful time!
WE HAVE A CHOICE – WE CAN BE A MANAGER OR WE CAN BE A PARENT. There are certain promises a spiritual parent makes. WE HAVE A CHOICE –
- WE CAN BE A MANAGER with
- Focus on performance
- Focus on behavior
- No emotional connection.
- No permanent investment.
- No true transparency.
- OR WE CAN BE A PARENT, saying and demonstrating.
- You can trust me
- I'll believe the best about you.
- I'll be there for you.
- I'll share my life with you.
- I'll tell you the truth.
So, the world (and the Church!) cries out for some really savvy, loving, forgiving, kind and compassionate DISCIPLE-MAKERS who see themselves as true spiritual fathers and mothers!
It's not about control but true growth and wholeness!