Edward F. Lundwall, Jr.
Every four years when the Presidential elections are held, the American people are asked to believe that “Everything rises or falls on leadership.” Capitalism and mega-corporations, and even many small businesses would testify that leadership plays a major part in the success or failure of their enterprises.
Likewise, the continuity and health of the Church depends on leadership, and on leadership renewal because of attrition. The Lord Jesus Christ recognized this in the Great Commission. He commanded the renewal and expansion of leadership. He commanded the making of disciples who reproduce disciples unto the end of this age. (Matt 28:20)
When the Lord Jesus observed the Jewish multitudes as sheep without a shepherd, without a spiritual leader to personally care for them, He was deeply touched, and said:
"The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." (Matt 9:37, 38 NKJB)
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The Rev. Edward F. Lundwall, Jr. is a former Army Chaplain and Baptist Home Missionary. He and his late wife, Marionette, have three children, five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. They were missionaries for nine years. He holds a B.S., a M.RE, and a M.Div degree and is a freelance writer specializing in discipleship.