“Leaders are neither born nor made. They are summoned. They are called into existence by circumstances. Those that rise to the occasion are leaders.” – Leonard Sweet [i]
Our world is not well and everyone knows it. When people seek a solution they always look for methods to fix a problem, but God is looking for a willing person. Abraham, Noah, Moses, Joshua, Gideon, Deborah, David, Jeremiah, Esther, Nehemiah, Paul…. These all heard the call and responded, and their world – our world – was forever changed.
In this sense Maxwell is right when he says “everything rises and falls on leadership.” [ii] Will you be ready to respond when God calls?
On Monday 15 February 2016 we will launch a leadership growth series comprised of daily devotional studies, aided by short video talks and workshops to help you build your leadership capacity. We will focus on developing your leadership context, character, competencies, charisma and compulsion.
Watch this short introductory video clip to get an idea of where we are heading with this series.
We suggest you invite one or two friends along on this journey so that reflect as you discuss your thoughts with them. It will especially prove helpful as we will post some workshops that will help you practice what you learn. Who will join you?
In closing, take Mark Sanborn’s comment to heart as you prepare for our first session on Monday: “You don’t need a title to be a leader in life. And the simple fact of having a title won’t make you a leader … everyone has the opportunity to lead, every day… anyone at any level can learn to be a leaders and help shape or influence the world around them.”[iii]
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[i] Sweet L., Summoned to Lead (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2004).
[ii] JC Maxwell, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1998)
[iii] Sanborn M., You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader (Calorado Springs, Calorado: Waterbook Press, 2006).