“Leaders are merchants of hope”, said Napoleon. They know of a better place, a better way of life, and as they go there they inspire others to follow and make this hope a reality. Biblically this is true. And our world is in dire need of more such leaders! But where will they come from?
Says Leanard Sweet: “Leaders are neither born nor made. They are summoned. They are called into existence by circumstances. Those that rise to the occasion are leaders.” [i]
This 13-Week Leadership Growth Series aimed to develop and prepare leaders to lead with certainty and skillfulness from the heart. The posts will help you grow to become the type of leader that inspire others to realize these hopes. Look at this introductory video which gives scope to the Leadership Growth Series.
Below is the outline of our 13-week program. In the introduction we give context to our discussion on leadership by asking: what is the nature of leadership? Then we delve into the core characteristics of leadership within our church context – fist studying it, then considering how to grow in it. After that we consider the compulsion (the go-get-it attitude) required for strong, confident leadership. After this we will look at three different sets of competencies (or skills) required in Christian leadership: facilitation and hosting, confrontation and care, then participation and activation within the wider community. Lastly we consider the charisma or gifts God graces us with, and how to grow in it.
Do you recognize any area where you think you can grow as leader? Then click on the link to see the introductory video and do the devotional study.
Lastly, the cost of leadership is should be considered.
Where can you grow? Jump in today!