Idea for preparing Battalion Non-Comms for leadership this season.
Hey Brigade Men. We just had our non-comm leadership meeting (LTM) to discuss the next season which for us will start Sept 18th. I just sent the non-comms (Sergeant, corporals, lance corporals) the following message on our non-comm chat group. I thought I would share it with you in the hopes it will bless you in some way.
Here’s the message I sent to my non-comms:
“Young men, this morning I was reading from Luke chapter 7. I thought I would share a thought that I had that is relevant to each of you as Leaders. In this section of scripture a Roman centurion asks Jesus to heal his servant. But as Jesus is making his way to the centurion’s house, this centurion sends friends to greet him to tell him<b style=””> not to come. He says that he is a man under authority and that as such he also knows how to wield authority. And when he tells those under his authority to do something, he expects that it will be done. In the same way he knows that Jesus wields real authority, and as such, all he needs to do is command a sickness to leave, and it will be done.
The emphasis I want to make here is that this centurion, a man of faith apparently, understood what it meant to be under authority, and could therefore wield authority well. He understood that when he was asked to do something by an authority, as long as it was lawful, the only proper response was, “yes sir.” As you all seek to pick up the scepter of authority this season, you must remember that you are men under authority. In particular your mother and father, but also your pastors, teachers etc. If you are going to lead well this season, you must practice what you want the young men in your squad to practice. You must set the example. You must remember that you are men under authority. The only proper response, both with your mouth, and in your heart, should be, Yes sir/ma’am, I’d love to.”
If you are struggling with this at home, or somewhere else in your life, you need to let your corporal know, or your sergeant, or one of your lieutenants. Someone needs to know. You need help. So get it.”
- This discussion was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by Dave Gregg.
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