Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Officership

a Jesus thought...
The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man." (Luke 23:47)

a Godly thought...
We will be called to account for the way that we’ve used or abused the gift of speech: “But I tell you that men will have to give an account on the day of judgement for every careless word they have spoken” (Matt 12:36) - Lucas

a leading thought...
We need to allow younger generations coming into our churches and organisations to colour outside the lines we have drawn – to have their own chance to put their mark on the ministries God has given us. (p159 Finzel)

a Dave thought...
Today I ventured into the Training College and under the teaching of the TP Major Frank Daniels we reflected on the ‘undertakings of Officership’. As we looked and discussed the 14 points to this document, it once again confirmed the unconditional commitment so many officers have signed over the years. This document explains the relationship between The Salvation Army and the officer and includes points such as a willingness to undertake appointments as requested and to not earn any additional income or take on extra work as our sole commitment should be to God & the organisation.
It is now 12 days till Kylie and myself will be commissioned as Captains and although the changes will be minimum to begin with we are now entrusting our lives and ministry fully to God through the Salvos. With signing this covenant we are now willing to take new appointments in new places and the future is unknown. What we do know however is that in the 28 years ahead we have to serve that God will be with us and whatever happens and wherever we are appointed we will do our best to serve Him to the best of our abilities.

Just a thought.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

David and Kylie,
I am so very pleased to hear this news. You are both such gifted leaders and it is good to know you will be around as officers for another 28 years. I am more and more convinced that God still has great plans for The Salvation Army and I am excited to know such gifted people are to be a vital part of this. I have no doubt that God will prove faithful even in the smallest detail, this has certainly been our experience.
May hope guide us!
Sandy

Simon Peter said...

Thats some exciting news - you'll have to change the title of your blog now!!

Hope God continues to bless you and your family into your 'new' covenant of Officership

Lt. Bridget said...

Congrats on your new change for you and your family. Glad this was in the works for ya before the Lieutenants programs ends March 1.

-Lt. Bridget, San Francisco