How To Be A Linchpin In Your Church
Are you a linchpin in your church?
I’m currently reading Seth Godin’s Linchpin. In it, Godin describes a linchpin as someone who is indispensable. My own take on it is that a linchpin is someone whose absence would make a huge difference.
Who are the linchpins in your church? Are you one of them?
I’m not talking about folks who do a lot of work. They could be just cogs in the factory of your church.
I’m not talking about big fish in the little ponds of church structure. People like that come and go.
I’m talking about people who really make a difference in the way the church is supposed to be.
I’m talking about the members of the body who are functioning according to their purpose. If they are an arm, they are being the best arm they can be. If an eye, the best. If they are a knee, a knee. They know who they are in Christ and the church and serve accordingly, happily and joyfully.
I’m talking about the people who know why they are assembling every Sunday. They are there to worship, but the way they do that is different from anyone else. They are there to stimulate others to love and good deeds. They are there encouraging each other. These are woven into their worship, not just on Sunday, but every day of the week.
Joyful servers. Encouragers.
These are the people who are linchpins. You notice when they aren’t there. They stand out. You love being around them.
Are you a linchpin?