Leadership In The Church
Embedded deep within our hearts is a desire to have a great leader- also to be one. God has made us after His image, therefore, leadership is part of our nature. However, we often have to de-learn the model of leadership which we’re accustomed to, and re-learn the one Jesus modeled. By understanding who Jesus is, what He says and what He does, we find an entirely different approach to leadership.
Study Guide: 06.29.08 A Great Leader
Jesus didn’t say, “Together we can do all things”, but “Apart from Me you can do nothing”. When the grace of God is your life force, it results in a rare power that reverses the course of leadership: it glorifies God and lifts up other people.
Jesus demonstrated a leadership of downward mobility. His death being the ultimate act of a leadership. Anybody that aspires to leadership, or the task of elder is called to the same.
Failures of leadership in the church have become so common place people view them as status quo. Jesus offered something different. And, understanding that produced different kinds of leaders. [Unfortunately, we are missing the 052905.mp3 file; thank you for your patience]