Helping MEn become the servant LEaders

God Intended them to be

Below you will find a sample letter that is sent to all invitee’s for LEAD.  You will also find a link to download the covenant each LEAD participant is asked to sign as well as a Handbook describing how LEAD works.  Our LEAD group has changed men’s marriages, faith, and the way they carry out their jobs in the workplace.  If you are looking to go deeper and be challenged, the LEAD is your next step to consider.  We will be contacting you shortly to get to know you a little better.


I have noticed a disturbing trend in the church in America over the past few years.  Men, in general, have been sitting back and taking less and less of a leadership role in the church.  The church has slowly become about singing songs and listening to a lecture, rather than being the body of Christ and changing the eternal destiny and the spiritual climate of those we live around, work with, and love.  I believe because churches have lost focus, men have become disinterested and disengaged.  I am interested in trying to correct this trend and help ensure that our church always has men who are committed to seeing the body of Christ make a difference in our community and world.  I am writing you to ask you for a very specific commitment.  But I want to be clear up front about my purpose, my goal is to turn up the temperature in the hearts and minds of men about their role in the church.  With your help and other men like you, I believe we can reverse this trend and see men take greater roles in church leadership.

With all of this in mind, I am writing to you to formally invite you to be a part of a new group I am starting called LEAD. LEAD stands for Leadership, Excellence, Accountability, and Determination.  My goal with LEAD is to create a leadership pipeline — challenging and developing the leadership potential of the men in our church.   

What will we do?  Each week we will meet together on Sunday mornings during the Growth Group hour for a 10 week period and study through the book “Lead Like Jesus” (the cost of the book is $12, I will have one for you, you can reimburse the church).  

I am including a LEAD Handbook that should give you a more comprehensive idea of what it means to participate in LEAD – please read it completely.  You are one of a handful of men that have been invited to participate in LEAD.  I have prayed long and hard over who to include in this program and I view this invitation as a real honor and something not to be taken lightly.  I personally believe LEAD has the potential to be revolutionary for the men who participate if they fully commit to the program.

Please understand, because this group is “invite only”, I have high expectations of those who participate.  I will be asking you to sign a covenant that outlines these expectations.  If you choose to participate, you will also be asked to commit to faithful attendance during the 10 week period the group will run, so be advised.

Please respond to this letter (email: kent@oswegochristian.com | phone/text: 620-605-4680 or in person) and let me know of your interest in being involved in this round of groups.  If for some reason this particular round doesn’t work for you and you would like to be considered for the next session of LEAD, please let me know that as well.  Thank you so much for your involvement and leadership at Oswego Christian Church and within your sphere of influence!

Serving Christ,

Kent A. Wagner

LEAD Downloads

Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)

“18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”