This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for church leaders. Leadership is vital, and rarely easy. I’m thankful for all of you who day by day and week by week lead churches, judicatories, councils and boards and committees, adult learning classes, ministry teams, choirs, church institutions of all types. I’m thankful for your willingness to deal with the joys of leadership as well as the moments when your heart pounds or you want to roll your eyes. I’m grateful for your commitment to something larger than yourself, to God’s work in the lives of individuals, the church and the world.