REdefining Leadership

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					Redefining
Leadership
     The Worldly Definition
How do you know who the Leader is?
– Highest Ranking (title)
– Follow the $$$
– Most Popular
– Strongest Personality (charisma, loudest)
– Tenure
– Education/Most Expertise
– Physical Traits
– Intelligence
When the Church defines and practices
Leadership as the World does, we fail to be the
Church that Jesus died in order to begin.
     Follow the $$$
     Most Popular
     Strongest Personality (charisma, loudest)
     Tenure


When we practice leadership that Jesus defined
then we look much more like the Church that
Jesus died in order to begin.
     What did Jesus Think of
          Leadership?

          Willing to Serve
                 John 13:1-17

The context is important
– Notice vs. 7
Service without Reward
Humility
     What did Jesus Think of
          Leadership?

       Dare to Be Different
        John 4:1-9, 27-30, 39-42

Jesus didn’t need to stop there – he had to.
Blazed a new path for his disciples and as a
result he brought hope to an entire town.
Jesus chose to do what others refused to even
consider.
Others are always people in the World and
sometimes people in the Church.
      What did Jesus Think of
           Leadership?

            The Guts to Go
             Matthew 14:22-33

Getting out of the boat is scary
There are no guarantees
Sometimes you will fail
What did the other disciples in the boat think?
Take particular notice
– Where was Jesus? What did Jesus say and not say to
  him?
The Church Needs More Leaders
 The Shepherds’ leadership is specifically and
 purposefully defined.
 The Preachers’ leadership is coincidental and a
 by-product of successfully carrying out his
 mission to teach and preach.
 The Deacons’ leadership is specific and need
 based.
 The Christians’ leadership is characterized and
 defined by their spiritual giftedness.
A Leader is ANYONE who . . .

    Is Willing to Serve
            and

   Dares to Be Different
            and

    Has the Guts to Go

				
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