Friday, February 17, 2012



John Piper on six characteristics of leadership
  1. Humility
  2. Diversification
  3. Mutual Helpfulness
  4. Strength
  5. Benefit to God's People
  6. Surrender to God's Sovereign Guidance

"Humility...Surrender," there are not words we often associate with leadership. And yet, they lie at the very heart of it.

To often people get into leadership out of their own need for acceptance, to prove something to someone, to get their agenda accomplished. But the fact of the matter is leadership is about accomplishing the agenda of the organization being lead. Or in the case of church, God's agenda, but that is an agenda that can only be found through the will of ALL those in His church.

Leadership is not task oriented, for we can become so focused on task that we forget general direction, or the fact that ultimately in the church we are called to build people, not programs.

Leadership is art, not science. Would that the church taught it better.

Technorati Tags:
Generated By Technorati Tag Generator


<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Site Feed


eXTReMe Tracker

Blogarama - The Blog Directory