“Help your employees find purpose - or watch them leave”— McKinsey & Company
At the core of Jesus’s growth was an understanding of His purpose in life. Jesus told His parents: “Why did you need to look for Me? Didn’t you know that I must be working for My Father?” — Luk 2:49
And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him Luk 2:40. But “How did Jesus grow?”
4 prioritized areas: And Jesus grew in wisdom (mentally) and stature (physically), and in favour with God (spiritually) and man (socially). — Luk 2:52
3 disciplines for growth: After three days they found him in the temple courts (a place for learning), sitting among the teachers (people to help learning), listening to them, and asking them questions (process of learning). — Luk 2:46
The reason we fail to grow could be that we have not planned to grow or placed ourselves in a relevant growth environment.
“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” — Eric Hoffer
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. — Heb 6:10-11
A lifelong posture of personal growth is the prerequisite for a lifetime of maximum contribution.
ISMNZ will be rolling out staff learning and developing curriculum. A dedicated 'Staff Development' e-room has been created and we are working at creating a series of interactive learning modules. Personnel development plan within helps ISMNZ to fill skill gaps as well as up-skill for career development and to meet the growing ministry challenges. In writing this, our aim is not just creating another “corporate” initiative. We can’t mandate this, but would encourage taking time to reflect and reconsider your priorities on your purpose, growth and create resilience, which is is prudence.
Everything we do matters to God including lovingly serving others as well as our own journey of self-development. He wants us to be diligent in meeting others’ needs as well as managing our own, growing to be ‘just like Christ’ as we give back to others.
Which of the four areas of Jesus’ growth do you need to bring into clearer focus in your current life?
What are my growth goals?
How do I plan to grow?
Who will hold me accountable for my growth?
How will I evaluate my growth?
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National Director, ISMNZ