This morning I was reading 1 Chronicles 12, and verse 22 says, “Day after day men came to help David, until he had a great army, like the army of God.” This entire chapter is devoted to listing by name those who voluntarily joined David to serve on his team.
They each served in a key role. Some were “among the warriors who helped him in battle” (1 Chronicles 12:1. Others were wise: “Men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do” (1 Chronicles 12:32). Still others provided the food and supplies that David and his team needed. “ . . . their families supplied provisions for them” 1 Chronicles 12:39.
I’ve often taught that one of the clearest indicators that God’s favor is on an effort, is by the quality of people He brings to serve. This is true whether it is a business, or church or ministry. Thankfully we’re experiencing this at Compass. The Lord has brought us Continue reading Day After Day
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
1 Corinthians 12: 4-6
Over the past year the Lord has been incredibly gracious in leading, guiding and directing Compass. There are many, many things to celebrate, but one of the most significant things for me is our staff.
The Lord has called incredibly gifted staff people to join us in our vision and mission. These folks are not just gifted in serving their local areas but also in serving the ministry as a whole. Our intent from the beginning of Compass has been to keep our Compass Service Center lean. We had no idea how we would accomplish this given all the personnel needs that would surface starting out and in moving forward. But the Lord did!
As staff from around the country answered God’s calling to join Compass, it became apparent that each staff person had unique gifts beyond their local areas. We have had a variety of folks who are experts in technology, human resources, coaching & mentoring, spiritual growth and development, and countless other areas. Each of these staff people offered their area of expertise to serve Compass as a whole. The results have been incredible – here are some of the benefits we have seen from the Lord using this model:
- Our Service Center can stay lean while functioning effectively
- Relationships between the staff have grown incredibly deep over a short period of time
- A culture of staff truly serving each other has been created
- Our staff are operating and serving out of their gifted-ness and passion
- The Lord has created a culture of thinking “outside of the box” fostering new ideas and practices
I am incredibly grateful for the Lord’s calling and provision of our staff. The gifts He has given them and their faithfulness and obedience to use those gifts will be a huge part of God transforming people’s lives through the ministry of Compass. And I can speak for all our staff when I say the transformed lives is not what we are about, it is all that we are about.
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