The Power of the Sword Comes in Line with the Law of the Word: Teacher's Edition
"FULFILLING OR FORFEITING YOUR CALL
Character is what God & the angels know of us. Reputation is what men & women think of us. Have you ever thought about what God sees when He looks into the depths of your life? What kind of person does He find in you? Are you loving, generous, and hardworking, or are you in bitterness, anger or self-gratifying? Who you are determines how you will respond to any & every situation… Whether good or bad, positive, or negative.
God’s purpose for your life is a result of His foreknowledge, yet His divine will and plan for your life is conditional. It is based upon your cooperation. Every person has genuine options and as each choice is made, God responds accordingly. The freedom to fulfill God’s design for your life is determined by your ability to choose options in light of your character. Your response in various situations will surely determine the character that you will possess. Regardless, if you are acting in love, forgiveness, bitterness, cold heartedness, happiness, joy, sorrow, or anger. Your actions will affect the lives of those you lead."
This manual was written and developed throughout many years at The Gathering @ Corona, the pilot church for a present day reformation. There is a call from the heart of God for the Body of Christ to operate in the authority and fullness of His power, and there must be a response and reforming of what we know as “church.” This must start with leaders, the men and women of God called to shepherd, develop, and equip believers. It is not through the leadership of singularity, but through the power of plurality that we will finally begin to operate as one. We have left references to The Gathering throughout the entirety of this manual, however we invite you to utilize it for your own leadership teams regardless of ministry title, church name, or denomination. The truths God revealed to Ken through diligent study of the Word are universal; they can and should be liberally applied.
This book contains the leadership teachings of Ken Peters, that he developed through study over the course of 35 years in ministry. In 2017,Ken compiled his teachings for this book inwhile establishing a fivefold leadership team with authority that rests in the plurality of leaders at The Gathering@ Corona Church. After Ken’s passing, I felt a renewed passion to follow the vision that had been set before me: “To Do What God Desires, and To Accomplish it in HIS Greatness!” In obedience to this statement, I felt led to publish this leadership manual, and to continue on with the vision placed within my husband’s heart.
I was given a choice to continue the Vision the Lord gave Ken and I for The Gathering Network of Churches. Through prayer and a desire to help leaders fulfill their calling on their lives, I felt the urgency for this leadership book to be released to help develop leaders and guide them through the struggles that take place in ministry.
Ken gleaned from many leaders throughout his life, as well as his own personal experiences as a leader and pastor. My prayer for you is that you are able to glean from his studies of God’s Word and are enriched by the revelation released through these pages. Ken is now peering down from heaven, cheering us on to finish the course set before us.