So, the setup to this Bible verse starts with a Church Leader talking with God. God explains that He wants a “church” built and then describes what it should look like, how it should be decorated and even what the dress code should be. No details are spared!
Can you imagine if God directed us in the local church that way?
So here’s the leadership steps that Moses takes:
- Moses gets the people together. What a great way to start! A big business meeting. It’s interesting that they don’t go into any great details of how they got the millions of people together to hear the message. In fact, they probably weren’t gathered all in one place, but instead they had a “system” to spread the word. It’s important for every minister to have this ability (no matter what size your church is!).
- He shares God’s vision, not His. He pours his heart out; but his heart is to do God’s will. That’s the critical step that many Pastors and leaders forget. Be sure to seek God’s will, and communicate the process and vision!
- He creates a plan: Give Hard, Work Hard and Serve Hard. Moses wants the people to give of their possessions, use their abilities/talents, or teach those who need the skills. And then he appointed the ones who would be the leaders, but their role will be servants.
Ready for my favorite verse? It comes in the next chapter after all of this was discussed.
Exodus 36: 7. The people were ordered to stop bringing offerings! There was plenty of material for all the work to be done. Enough and more than enough.
What a recipe of getting people involved. They caught the vision and acted on it. It’s what we all seek!