Sr. Pastor Robert Kennedy and
his wife Mrs. Kennedy.
Pastor Kennedy's Biography
Assistant Pastor Joseph Thelusca and his wife Mrs. Thelusca.
Pastor Thelusca's Biography
From the Senior Pastor's Heart
Leadership and Planning
Most of you might have heard the expression, “To fail to plan is planning to fail.” Jesus said it thus:
For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it—lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’? Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple. - Luke 14:28-33
There is a tourist attraction on the eastern shore of Jamaica called Folly House. We toured it a few times while we were in college. We were fascinated by the stories of why it was called Folly House. It was not only built in a part of Portland, Jamaica called Folly Point. but there is the claim that during the process of building the builders mixed salt water with the building material. Thus in 1935 the roof fell in. The truth or falsehood of the story might be difficult to establish, but the point can be made that if the salt were mixed in the builders really failed to plan for a long-term future. Yes, “failure to plan is planning to fail.”
It has been said, also, that to be effective in one’s work one need to “Plan your work and work your plans.” In planning we need to use our imagination, say what roles our present play in our future, consider where we want to be in the near and distant future, have some goals and establish the steps how to accomplish them, and where necessary, make necessary adjustments to ensure the best outcome. The point is that:
Planning helps us define our strategic direction
Planning puts us in control of circumstances
Planning clarifies our expectations
Planning regulates the number of surprises we will meet
Not that we can plan or control every aspect of our lives, but, at least, if we plan we will have some control. Especially, if you hope to be effective leaders in our communities, we need to learn how to plan.
If you wish to get to heaven you need to start planning to be there. In so many areas of life people fail to plan and end up in the land of destruction when they could be in the land of delight
Last Modified: Wednesday August 27, 2014