Transformational Discipleship, Michael Kelley, Eric Geiger, and Phillip Nation clarify that the transformational sweet spot occurs when a healthy leader shares biblical truth with a person in a vulnerable posture. As a transformational group leader, you are looking for vulnerable moments in the lives of those you lead. Perhaps they are struggling in a relationship. Perhaps they just got a new job, had a child, or lost a loved one. In these moments, people are more open to change and ready to respond to God. Our goal, as transformational group leaders, is to connect them with the Word of God. Sure, we could offer suggestions and insights to help them, but what matters most is the only thing that will actually change them: God’s Word. As we connect people in vulnerable postures with God’s Word, He transforms and grows them. This is how we see spiritual growth take place. While these moments are key, again, they are usually not recognized until long after the growth takes place. Consider how the Word works in the life of the believer. [bctt tweet=”As we connect people in vulnerable postures with God’s Word, He transforms and grows them. This is how we see spiritual growth take place.” username=”ChrisSwain73″] 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” We see that teaching ultimately results in training in righteousness. Along the way, when we sin and disobey God, the Word rebukes us. If we obey Christ and submit to the work of the Holy Spirit in response to the Word, we will receive correction and continue back on the path of training in righteousness. Often we remain in that stage of rebuke for long periods of time. Until we are willing to repent and turn to Christ, we will not receive correction and we will not grow. Think of times in your life that were stagnant spiritually. More than likely they happened when you were in this state of rejecting the rebuke of the Word to live as Christ commands. As leaders, we must help people through the process of knowing and applying God’s Word to their lives. Understanding how the Word works in our lives is critical for this to take place. Transformational leaders are always looking for key moments in the lives of those they lead so they may share the Word and see transformation happen as a result of God’s work. [bctt tweet=”As leaders, we must help people through the process of knowing and applying God’s Word to their lives. Understanding how the Word works in our lives is critical for this to take place. ” username=”ChrisSwain73″]
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