The Power of the Sword Comes in Line with the Law of the Word: Student Edition
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 in while 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 the 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 personal experiences as a leader and pastor. My prayer 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.
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 bitter, angry, and self-gratifying?
Who you are determines how you will respond to any and 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.