During the closing days of 2018 as I was reading a daily devotional on leadership. I came across this quote, “When you’re looking for potential leaders, if someone you’re considering lacks loyalty, he’s disqualified.” The admonition that was given by the author was don’t even consider taking him on the journey with you because in the end, he’ll hurt you more than help you. For the remainder of the days in 2018, I pondered profoundly over this admonition.
Apparently, what was said had a great impact on me because now I am writing my reflections and sharing them with you. Loyalty is defined as a strong feeling of support or allegiance. Some of the synonyms are: allegiance, faithfulness, devotion, reliability, trustworthiness, dedication and commitment. So, when looking for people to join your team, they should possess these qualities. The author suggests if potential team players lack theses qualities that they are disqualified. No matter how gifted the individual may be, he/she is deemed unsuitable or ineligible to be part of the team.
I believe that loyal people will honor their leader and will honor their commitment to the ministry. We live in an age where loyalty to a person and ministry is as if it were a dirty word. I believe that a person who lacks loyalty also lacks integrity and character.
When I speak about one’s loyalty, I am not suggesting servility or compliance at any cost. I am advocating that those who serve will be committed, dedicated, faithful, reliable and trustworthy.
As we enter a new year, it might be a good time for all of us to examine ourselves to determine our dedication, commitment, faithfulness, reliability and trustworthiness. I strongly believe that the fruit of our loyalty to this ministry will be manifested in the fulfillment of what the Lord has for H.F.D.W.C.
I am not asking for a team of yes-men and yes-women, for that’s not loyalty; that’s control and manipulation. It has been stated “loyalty to an unjust cause is a perversion of honor.” Loyal people not only offer dedication but they also offer inspiration. They not only offer commitment but they also offer correction when needed. They not only give honor but they are honest and truthful.
I believe that the following quote sums it all up., “loyalty means I am down with you whether you are wrong or right, but I will tell you when you are wrong and help you get it right.
Standing In Our Place,
Praying for Bishop in January 2019
Week 1 : Sunday, 1/5/19 - Saturday, 1/12/19
Jai Hines & Evangelist Sylana Soto
Seeking the Lord
Jeremiah 29:13 | I Chronicles 16:11 | Psalm 63:1 | Matthew 7:7-8
Week 2 : Sunday, 1/13/19 - Saturday, 1/19/19
Evangelist Paulette Jackson & Lesley Greene
Deeper hunger and readiness
Psalm 119:7 | John 2:3-6 | James 1:22-24
Week 3 : Sunday, 1/20/19 - Saturday, 1/26/19
Deacon John & Sister Ann Pinto
Continue to preach the word with power, conviction and authority
I Corinthians 2:1-4 | II Timothy 3:16 – 4:4
Week 4 : Sunday, 1/27/19 - Saturday, 2/2/19
Earnest and Shakeena Johnson
Psalm 91 | II Corinthians 11:14 | I John 4:1
Birthdays in January 2019
None for January
Sunday – Jan. 6, 2018
Sunday Morning Worship
Fasting until after morning service
Revival Night #3
Monday – Jan. 7, 2018
Leadership in Training Orientation
New applicants are welcomed!!!
Wednesday – Jan. 9, 2018
Scholarship Committee Meeting
Friday – Jan. 11, 2018
24 Hour Prayer
6 pm - 6 pm
Please see Evangelist Annette to sign up
Ardmore House - Serving our Seniors
Saturday – Jan. 19, 2018
Well Women - Women's Ministry
Join Well Women and Dr. Tracy Becoat, Clinical Therapist, for a symposium on “Why people go past red flags?” This is an interactive event designed for both men and women, married and single.
See Deaconess Harriett for more details
Saturday – Jan. 26, 2018
Leadership in Training 10th Anniversary Luncheon
10:30 am - 1 pm
All L.I.T. alum are welcomed
Sunday - January 27, 2019
Evening service at Freedom Int'l Worship Center
Leaving at 3 pm. Service begins at 4 pm
927 N. Franklin St. Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464
SAVE THE DATES
Zumba Dancing/Exercise Classes
See Sister Lesley Greene for more details
Women of Change Retreat 2019
Activities available, speakers, shopping, gym, etc.
Estimated Cost $210 - $260
Eden Resort & Suites - Let us know how interested you are in the annual W.O.C. retreat. We have to lock in the date.
April 4 – 6, 2019
Cover to Cover Reading for January 2019
Genesis 1 - Exodus 19
Matthew 1 - 20
* Please refer to previous and ongoing emails in regard to our Revival and Prayer & Fasting Itinerary.