Mar 6:37-38 But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?” And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.”

As Jesus stood before well over 5000 people he needed to exercise faith and be in touch with the Father. Administration must always live in an atmosphere of faith and be responsive to the revealed will of God. Administration does not exist to give reasons for not doing something but rather to help create conditions to ensure the vision is fulfilled.

I have often quoted a catch phrase which originated, I believe, in Rhema Church, Johannesburg, South Africa. As with any church, their leadership has the spiritual authority to lead the church into the fulfilment of the vision God has given. Accordingly, when they determine to follow a particular course it is not acceptable for the administrative team to say that it cannot be achieved, although there may be responsible ways of pointing out the challenges that will be faced. No, the Rhema administration has the attitude ‘The answer is “yes”, the question is “how?”’

I like that! It puts Biblical administration into its correct prophetic perspective, a facilitating ministry to advance the purposes of God. In such ways and with such an attitude administration can have a very real prophetic dimension.

Learning point: Administration supports and facilitates the fulfilment of vision

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