The February 2016 masthead of Journey magazine.

February 2016 Journey now available

Lead and share

I’ve been fortunate to have grown up in schools and churches that have taken deliberate steps to cultivate and mentor young leaders. It’s been a great help to me over the years.

Cover of February 2016 Journey magazine.

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On page four the moderator talks about leadership in a non-hierarchical Uniting Church context. Far from absolving us of the need for strong leaders, it puts the onus on all of us to be able to lead when the situation calls for it. Leadership is vital!

This unique church context also means we look at leadership differently;  a collaborative, empathetic style of servant leadership is called for, and what better example of this do we have than that of Jesus, described to us in the gospel accounts of his life.

On the cover this month we have Mary Magdalene, one of Jesus’ most devoted followers and the first person to testify of Jesus’ resurrection. The church has a lot to thank her for, because she immediately and enthusiastically invited other people to journey with Christ.

The sacrificial, servant leadership of Christ, putting all others before himself, is worth sharing with other people. On page six we take a look at evangelism—God is already at work in the world and invites us to participate in it and tell others about it.

Here’s to the year ahead. Thanks for reading Journey.

Rohan Salmond
Cross-platform editor

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