Church leadership and "The Law of the Lid"

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This lesson is based on John Maxwell's lesson entitled, "The Law of the Lid." I believe Dr. Maxwell's words are powerful for businesses and the principles have a place in church leadership.

There is an article on the Preacher's Pen regarding this subject.

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Church leadership and "The Law of the Lid"

  1. 1. Church Leadership and the Law of the Lid<br />Based on the Law of the Lid Leadership Principle by John Maxwell<br />
  2. 2. The Law of the Lid<br />Based on the Law of the Lid Leadership Principle by John Maxwell<br />The lesson teaches that any organization will not go as high as the leader(s) of the organization.<br />
  3. 3. The Spiritual Law of the Lid<br />The lesson teaches that any organization will not go as high as the leader(s) of the organization.<br />“Your light will only shine as bright as your faith will allow.”<br />
  4. 4. The Church Law of the Lid<br />The members will not rise above the spiritual leadership found in the congregation.<br />If the leaders do not want to grow, the member will not want to grow.<br />If the leaders are apathetic, the members will become apathetic.<br />
  5. 5. The Church Law of the Lid<br />The shepherds (elders) must be men of leadership.<br />The leadership must be willing and not forced. (Do you really want to follow someone who has been forced to be a leader?)<br />Others must see them as leaders. <br />
  6. 6. The Church Law of the Lid<br />The shepherds (elders) must be men of leadership.<br />Others must respect them as leaders. (Do you really want to follow someone you do not respect?)<br />They must not abuse their leadership. (As Peter said, “not lording over the flock.”)<br />They must communicate.<br />
  7. 7. The Church Law of the Lid<br />The shepherds must be growing spiritually.<br />Do they have a plan for personal growth? <br />Do they have a plan for congregational growth? <br />Do they communicate the congregation plan?<br />
  8. 8. The Church Law of the Lid<br />The shepherds must lead.<br />They need to be men of action and not just words. <br />They must have followers. (Those followers must respect and honor the leaders and they will follow the shepherds)<br />The followers must be willing to lead. (This speaks of the character and work of the shepherds.)<br />
  9. 9. The Church Law of the Lid<br />The shepherds must be men of leadership.<br />The shepherds must be growing spiritually.<br />The shepherds must lead.<br />
  10. 10. Your Law of the Lid<br />Are you growing in able to lead others to the gospel?<br />“Your light will only shine as bright as your faith will allow.”<br />
  11. 11. Church Leadership and the Law of the Lid<br />Based on the Law of the Lid Leadership Principle by John Maxwell<br />

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