Thursday, October 15, 2009

What Does The Bible Say About Effective Leadership (part 2)?

Sorry this post has been so long in coming, I guess you could say I got sidetracked by life a little bit. It's all been apart of me being a more effective leader. I lead a group of emerging leaders through a real cool process this past year (my 5th year doing it). I'm proud to say, leaders have emerged from that process who are now leading another 15 leaders through the same process (duplication, I love it!)

One of the things we always address is "What does the Bible say about leadership?" So, here is the 2nd thing (out of 10) the Bible says about effective leadership (that is a leaders who leads Christianly) that comes from what we are studying and reading (thanks VantagePoint3).
Do you agree?

The effective Christian leaders sees the way to go.

An effective leader is said the sort of person who inspires and motivates others toward a Godly vision. Look what Jesus in John 10:3-4,

"The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice."

Jesus was speaking about himself in this passage, but the responsibilities of a Christian leader are no different in that all Godly leaders are called to "know the sheep" in order to communicate a vision (a preferred view of the future), which in turn inspires follower-ship.

People are hungry for leadership, and because of this we are easily manipulated. Many worldly leaders take advantage of this susceptibility for their own profit, but Godly leaders always call their followers to a vision that glorifies God. They see God's way to go.

NEXT: Effective Christian leader proclaims truth.
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