"I say the future needs artists who are called to the church who love the church and who are in churches who know how to love and lead them."
I say, we appreciate people in the church that give their time to serve, and stop treating them like it's their obligation; as if, life and limb are on the line. Jesus was a man of grace, and I know that volunteering/serving in the church is a commitment, but don't you think that showing how much you appreciate them rather than chastising them and ruling over them with an iron fist would benefit not only you but your services and proactivity?
It does not create an enviroment that can be enjoyed, or spirit-filled. The heart of a servant is something to be sought after, yes you may be getting paid to "minister" in your church, but that does not give you the right to rule rather than to serve. To lead is literally defined "to go before or with to show the way; conduct or escort." We are to be like Jesus, it is the very root of what a christian is, and we should humble ourselves enough to show grace to those who make mistakes, or may seem unwilling at times.
YOU are to SERVE, a paycheck doesn't change that; and no title can change that. MATTHEW says "34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh"
No longer should we use our tounges as a sword, rather, be like Jesus and let the abundance of our heart speak grace and love. A man can have many things, faith, wisdom, obedience; but if a man does not love, he has nothing.
- Most Sincerely