Deuteronomy 31:23 (NIV)
The Lord gave this command to Joshua son of Nun: “Be strong and courageous, for you will bring the Israelites into the land I promised them…and I myself will be with you.”
God’s calling and commissioning reassures leaders of His divine presence and aid. Without it, all we have is programs. With it people experience illumination and spiritual transformation. We dare not “do church” without it (Acts 1:8).