Fathering Leadership Producing Agape Reformation will Transform the Church and the World.
The Father’s Love based Fathering Leadership ensures the glorious future of the church, the maturity of the individual believer, and the hope of the world.
- It is Fathering Leadership that produces love-based holiness.
- It is Fathering Leadership that creates a culture of growth that produces mature sons and daughters.
Fathering Leadership Producing Agape Reformation speaks of a move of God.
As the Protestant Reformation of 1517 re-established salvation through grace, the present-day Agape Reformation will restore a revelation of the Fatherhood of God.
The first reformation brought the early rains to a thirsty and scorched land. The second one will bring both the former and latter rains that will fill the earth with waters enough to swim in. (Joel 2:23; Ezk. 47:5)
This revelation of God’s Fathering heart will produce a love-motivated holiness that will change the world. No longer will the church be characterized by a “holier than thou” attitude and moral failures causing people to cry, “hypocrite.”
Bob Mumford, in his book The Agape Road, says the Father’s love gives an ethical base to Christianity.
A love-based integrity is coming to the church that will produce a new brand of holiness. Not a holiness based on law and performance, but on love.
We will ask ourselves the question,
“Have I done anything to misrepresent Father God’s love to another human being?”
We will come to an understanding
“that any Christian practice not rooted in love will gradually gravitate toward law and legalism.” (Jack Frost)
Secular culture will begin to see church leaders as a group of loving fathers rather than preachers pointing fingers down from their proverbial soapboxes.
Meeting Your Deepest Heart Cry
If you dig down deep enough in any person’s heart, you’ll find a heart cry for fathering, a cry that wants to say, “Abba, Father.”
In Luke 15 and verse 1 we see that people trapped in sin felt at ease to eat lunch with Jesus; they never sensed anything condemning in His tone of voice nor in His demeanor.
Throughout this entire chapter, Jesus shows empathy for the ‘pig pens’ of life people find themselves caught in.
Jesus then proclaims a loving Father – looking, waiting, running to us – when we seek to come home.
Paul, in 1 Cor.4:15 said we have not many fathers.
Romans 8 talks about the world groaning for the appearing of the mature sons of God.
The Agape Reformation is producing these mature sons (& daughters) of God, these fathering leaders. The church is maturing in this hour to make an offer of love to a hurting world. It’s offering a transforming love that can heal our hurts and wash away our pain!
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- The Primary Fathering Leadership Life Skill
- Fathers Love
- Fathering Leadership
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