Like towering trees in a dense forest, leaders in Jesus’ time were egocentric, oppressive, and in charge. They shut out much needed light for emerging leaders. Perhaps this is why Jesus never described His disciples as leaders. He didn’t want future leaders of His church to absorb those leadership values. The church’s healthy beginning was linked to Jesus’ sacrificial resolve to lead by focusing on His followers’ highest potential. Rick uses examples from the beginning of his ministry as a pastor to illustrate how experienced Christians can have a tremendous impact on younger, less mature Christians through mentoring.Rick Sessoms
Be one. Build many.
A lack of coordination can destroy a team’s effectiveness. A lack of coordination across multiple areas can greatly harm a leader’s credibility.Eric Geiger
The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), one of Jesus’ most famous stories, describes the power of true love. In this story, Jesus contrasts those with big heads (the priest and the Levite who had heads full of Bible knowledge) with one who had a big heart, the Samaritan. This story also offers clues about leaders with big [...]Charles Stone
When a leader admits his or her weaknesses in front of an audience, I think to myself: “That’s great that you see that and can articulate it so well. But how will you follow that up? What kinds of steps will you take over the next few months and years in response to what you just shared with everyone? Are you sharing because you want admiration – or accountability?”Adrian Pei
True leaders are servants who die to themselves so others may flourish. True leaders go forth not for themselves but for others. If the foundation of leadership is “go forth and die,” no one should outpace the Church in developing and deploying leaders. Here are two reasons that the Church should develop leaders who “go forth and die.” We have the ultimate example.Eric Geiger