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  • Christian Leadership 2003

    1. 1. CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP DEFINED PASTOR FRIDA OWINGA COACHING CONSULTANT
    2. 2. <ul><li>WHO IS A </li></ul><ul><li>CHRISTIAN LEADER? </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>1. Who is a Christian? </li></ul><ul><li>A committed follower of Christ whose source of truth is the Bible; and strives to live by that truth resulting in a renewed mind and transformed life. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Who is a Christian Leader? </li></ul><ul><li>A servant (1) possessing credibility (2) and capabilities (3) to influence (4) people in a particular context (5) to pursue their God-given purpose .(6 ) </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>1. A SERVANT : Matthew 20: 25-28 </li></ul><ul><li>But Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Others focused not Self Focused </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>2. CREDIBILITY – The quality of being believable or trustworthy. </li></ul><ul><li>Trust takes time to build and requires: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Godly Character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarity of personal & corporate direction </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>GODLY CHARACTER: Sum total of a person’s Moral qualities that reflect who s/he is and affects what s/he does. </li></ul><ul><li>Rom 12: 1, 2 (NLT) </li></ul><ul><li>And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>COMPETENCE: Having the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out your leadership role. </li></ul><ul><li>Gen 47: 5, 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Now that your father and brothers have joined you here, choose any place in the entire land of Egypt for them to live. Give them the best land of Egypt. Let them live in the region of Goshen. And if any of them have special skills, put them in charge of my livestock, too.” </li></ul><ul><li>1 Chron 15:22 </li></ul><ul><li>Kenaniah, the head Levite, was chosen as the choir leader because of his skill. </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Clarity of personal & corporate direction: “Where we are going and how I intend to get us there” </li></ul><ul><li>Hab 2: 1 </li></ul><ul><li>I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guard post. There I will wait to see what the Lord says… </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>3. Capability – Having the ability to do things well: </li></ul><ul><li>God-given </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiritual gifts, talents, temperament, passion, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge, skills, emotions, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Combination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use both in your given leadership situation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The ability to apply the knowledge to your leadership situation. </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>4. INFLUENCE: The action or process of producing effect on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of another or others. </li></ul><ul><li>Moving people to change their thinking and ultimately their behavior more by </li></ul><ul><li>P ersuasion Acts 18: 4; 2 Cor 5: 11 </li></ul><ul><li>E ncouragement Judges 20: 22; 2 Sam 11: 25 </li></ul><ul><li>G odly example Heb 13: 7 </li></ul><ul><li>S ometimes rebuke Gal 2: 14 </li></ul><ul><li>People change because they WANT to </li></ul><ul><li>not because they HAVE to. </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>5. PARTICULAR CONTEXT OR SETTING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>6. TO PURSUE GOD GIVEN PURPOSE – To strive to gain; seek to attain or accomplish (an end, object, purpose, etc) Acts 13: 36 </li></ul><ul><li>The followers vision should fit into the corporate vision for them to feel significant and to make significance. </li></ul><ul><li>The leader helps them identify the object of pursuit, create goals to be attained and provides feedback/evaluation to aid improvement. </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>1. Who is a Christian? </li></ul><ul><li>A committed follower of Christ whose source of truth is the Bible; and strives to live by that truth resulting in a renewed mind and transformed life. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Who is a Christian Leader? </li></ul><ul><li>A servant (1) possessing credibility (2) and capabilities (3) to influence (4) people in a particular context (5) to pursue their God-given purpose .(6 ) </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Being Leaders by Aubrey Malphurs </li></ul><ul><li>The Power of Vision by George Barna </li></ul><ul><li>Be a People Person by John C. Maxwell </li></ul><ul><li>The Bible on Leadership by Lorin Woolfe </li></ul>

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