Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lead Like Jesus

Our church hosted a Lead Like Jesus Encounter taught by Luke Kuepher over the week end - it was thought-provoking-out-of-my-comfort zone stuff, not so much of my daily walk with Jesus as it was in being 'missional' and intentional in missions church life. It was good, good stuff! A few points of interest...

Successful Leadership has...
- vision
- motivates
- is a servant
- leads change
- develops people
- thinks strategically
- has the wisdom of teams

Successful Level Five Leaders have...
- total humility
- resoluteness of will

Leaders will...
- often have a secret in their lives that hinders
- great leaders often self-destruct because of success

In times past, church (especially conservative church) has operated out of this expectation...
- behave
- believe
- belong.
Are we willing to create a place to...
- belong
- believe
- behave
- and to allow 'fail forward' in the Jesus way?

More good stuff...

Are we okay with new Christians 'journeying' to Jesus?
Shadow pastoring is a successful tool in church planting.
Always point questions to Scripture to help find the answer.

When church becomes institutional it begins to break down.
It is important to see people not as they are but for what they can become.
A small church gives a 'go and serve' mentality rather than 'come and hear.'

Did you know...
- there are 1700 churches planted every week, world-wide?

All of us are leaders somewhere and these same principles can be used wherever we serve.

It was a challenging, challenging day!


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Would love to hear more, Esther - sounds SO interesting!

grammycarolynn (flickr) said...

Thank you for this challenging post, Esther. So many points to ponder!
ps I just, recently, began my new blog...Chenille Cottage. I'd love for you to pop in for a visit!

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