Building a Great Congregation Involves Leadership

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This is part 4 of the "Building a Great Congregation" series

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Building a Great Congregation Involves Leadership

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  2. 2. Building a Great Congregation Takes Leadership<br />Building a Great Congregation Series Part #4<br />
  3. 3. Proverbs 11.14<br />“Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.”<br />(English Standard Version)<br />
  4. 4. Leadership?<br />“The act of guiding someone or something.”<br />Leadership is not born, it is made.<br />“A leader is a dealer in hope.” (Napoleon Bonaparte)<br />
  5. 5. Jesus and Leadership<br />“Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”<br />(Matthew 15.14; ESV)<br />
  6. 6. Qualities of a Leader<br />Leaders know the vision (goal) and leader others there.<br />Leaders know the purpose and lead others in the purpose.<br />
  7. 7. Qualities of a Leader<br />Leaders know the followers and lead the followers.<br />Leaders sympathize with the followers.<br />Leaders will be true and straight.<br />
  8. 8. Biblical Leaders<br />Elders (aka – shepherds, overseers, pastors)<br />Three Greek Words: “presbuteros”, “episkopos”, and “poimen”<br />
  9. 9. Biblical Leaders<br />…must know the sheep.<br />…must deal with wolves and error.<br />…must lead the sheep.<br />
  10. 10. Personal Time<br />Are you training and building leaders to lead the church of tomorrow?<br />Who is leading the church of today?<br />

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