The apostolic impetus ignites action. It generates groundbreaking innovation. It leads change. It is consumed with whatever could expand the reach and impact of the Kingdom of God. The apostolic is risk-taking, not safety-centered.

Its orientation is forward. Forward looking. Forward leaning. Forward moving.

Teaching is valuable in so much as it produces Christ-honoring Kingdom advance in individuals, in congregations, and in society. Christ gave the apostolic to the Church for its effectiveness.

Where the apostolic is missing, minimized, or marginalized, you get, well… you get what we have today.

-Kirk Kirlin, from the book “Leadership Courage,” more at www.KirlinCoaching.com/blog/

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