Tag: John 13:14-15

Leadership is … Changing our world #231

Laurie Kennedy“We are in a crisis of leadership. While the problems of the world continue to press in on our society, there is a growing distrust of leaders. The solution to many of our problems rests with our leadership, but our people often no longer trust those who have authority. (Designed to Lead by Eric Greiger and Kevin Peck)

I’m a Christian leader, an active member of my local church. I love the role God has designed for me. Yet, with the significant challenges in our world, we all sometimes wonder what we can do individually to impact our world for Christ. My church has a culture, (the way we do it around here). That culture, influences our community our country and our world.

“A failure to equip people for ministry results in an unhealthy church. A lack of conviction for equipping results in an immature body of believers.” Further, “The primary purpose for our leadership mandate is to make known the glory of God by leading others to flourish to God’s design. (Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck tell us in Designed to Lead)

The research suggests, we, “… will meet ten thousand people in their (our) lifetime. That’s a lot of folks, But, if every one of you (us) changed the lives of just ten people, and each one of those folks changed the lives of another ten – then in five generations 125 years … (we) will have changed the lives of 800 million people.” (Make your Bed, Admiral William H. McRaven)

“So our churches must apply Scripture to leading in every sphere, because God sends us there every week. (Designed to Lead)

Christ gave us a direction. “So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also out to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example that you also should do just as I have done for you.” (John 13:14-15) “Go ye into all the world”

Leadership is … influencing our world, one person at a time to stand for Christ.

Yours in Service,

Laurie D. Kennedy
Leadership Coach
Jethro Group
ldkjethrogroup@gmail.com

 

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Leadership Is Serving

Laurie KennedyThe Christian Servant Leader, leads, not for personal benefit, but for the growth and development of others. This role is foundational in ensuring Christ like service.

Christian Servant Leaders follow Christ’s example, “set you an example that you should do as I have done for you” (John 13:14-15 NIV). Paul confirms we are to use our Lord’s authority by “building you up rather than tearing you down.” (2 Corinthians 10:8 NIV) The author of Hebrews confirms we are to “spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” (Hebrews 10:24 NIV) Paul again suggests the leader has a responsibility to “encourage one another and build each other up…acknowledge those who work hard among you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11-12 NIV) Keep in mind we “do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always be gentle to everyone.” (Titus 3:1-2 NIV)

“According to Jesus Christ, great leaders are servant-leaders. They love their people enough to get down and dirty with them. They don’t lead from the tower; they get down in the trenches. They serve and empower their people. They use their influence and resources to knock down barriers, remove obstacles, and enable those serving under them. That’s servant-leadership.” (How to lead and still have a Life, Dale Burke)

Albert Einstein is quoted, “you cannot achieve a new goal by applying the same level of thinking that got you where you are today.” (James C. Hunter, The World’s most powerful Leadership Principle),

Effective Leaders realize that Servant Leadership is not autocratic. The effective leaders of today build on scriptural principles, follow Christ and build a team for the future.

Leadership is … coaching, serving and growing Leaders.

Yours in Service,

Laurie D. Kennedy
Leadership Coach
Jethro Group
ldkjethrogroup@gmail.com

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