Spiritual Leadership For Church Leaders<br />A Handbook<br />By<br />Joan S. Gray<br />http://www.sermonspice.com/product/...
“Yet Elders and Deacons if present, are still the backbone of any Presbyterian church, and few churches rise far above the...
God raises up among the Christians in a congregation the gifts needed to carry on ministry in that place.<br />
A spiritual leader is one whose way of life is centered in a relationship with God revealed in Jesus Christ and empowered ...
Leader…<br />A leader exercises authority or influence to motivate other people to follow him or her.  Leadership implies ...
Spiritual Leaders<br />A Spiritual Leader leads others to seek and do God’s will.<br />God does not call the qualified; <b...
Think of Someone you have know who you would call a spiritual leader.  <br />What characteristics, habits, or practices th...
Spirituality<br />When you hear the word Spirituality what comes to mind?<br />
Session as Spiritual Leaders<br />What is your reaction to this statement?<br />“The primary work of a Presbyterian sessio...
Authority to Lead<br />Authority and leadership are intertwined.  Authority is what enables leaders to motivate followers ...
Authority is from Jesus Christ<br />At the deepest level, all authority exercised in the church belongs to Jesus Christ;  ...
Scripture and tradition support the authority of Elders.  <br />What factor’s erode that “automatic” authority?<br />
Turn to page 12 and please reread through the end of the chapter.<br />What are some of the ways that Christ Presbyterian ...
What are the qualities of rowboat churches?<br />
The early believers used a sailboat to symbolize the church because the idea of being powered by the Holy Spirit of God, a...
What are the qualities of sailboat churches?<br />
Three basic components of being the church in a new way. <br />Passion for God<br />Faith in God’s provision<br />Willingn...
Where is God in relation to the center of your life?<br />How does this relationship with God empower your ministry as a C...
Sailing Skills for Church Leaders<br />Sanctified Imagination<br />Rising Above Self-interest for the Good of the Church<b...
Leadership Style<br />Divide into small groups to discuss the various leadership styles.  <br />Provide a summery to the g...
What’s Your <br />Natural<br />Leadership Style?<br />
What’s are the styles of leadership that our congregation expects from its Pastor and Officers?<br />
What is the difference between a servant leader and leaders who act like slaves or martyrs?<br />http://youtu.be/EKAMLBqSj...
Read advertisement on the top of page 68<br />Why did you say yes to being an Elder for Christ Presbyterian Church?<br />
Conflict<br />v. Kuhn-flikt;n. kon-flikt<br />to come into collision or disagreement; be contradictory, at variance, or in...
Have you seen God bring good out of a situation that on it’s face seemed negative?<br />
How do you respond to the statement that a church that never experiences conflict is dead?<br />
What causes conflict in the church? <br />How can leaders work to keep conflict out of hand?<br />
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Spiritual Leadership for Church Leaders by Joan S. Gray--- A Presentation for Church Leaders by Pastor Geoff McLean, Christ Presbyterian Church, Fairfax

  1. 1. Spiritual Leadership For Church Leaders<br />A Handbook<br />By<br />Joan S. Gray<br />http://www.sermonspice.com/product/20075/a-leader<br />
  2. 2. “Yet Elders and Deacons if present, are still the backbone of any Presbyterian church, and few churches rise far above the level of leadership of their lay leaders” pg ix<br />
  3. 3. God raises up among the Christians in a congregation the gifts needed to carry on ministry in that place.<br />
  4. 4. A spiritual leader is one whose way of life is centered in a relationship with God revealed in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Pg 3<br />Spirituality is a way of life that leads to a deeper relationship with God.<br />
  5. 5. Leader…<br />A leader exercises authority or influence to motivate other people to follow him or her. Leadership implies movement and change. Pg 3<br />Leaders have a vision of something that is not yet accomplished. <br />
  6. 6. Spiritual Leaders<br />A Spiritual Leader leads others to seek and do God’s will.<br />God does not call the qualified; <br /> God qualifies the called.<br />
  7. 7. Think of Someone you have know who you would call a spiritual leader. <br />What characteristics, habits, or practices that made that person effective?<br />
  8. 8. Spirituality<br />When you hear the word Spirituality what comes to mind?<br />
  9. 9. Session as Spiritual Leaders<br />What is your reaction to this statement?<br />“The primary work of a Presbyterian session is to lead a congregation to seek and do God’s will.”<br />
  10. 10. Authority to Lead<br />Authority and leadership are intertwined. Authority is what enables leaders to motivate followers to move together toward a goal.<br />
  11. 11. Authority is from Jesus Christ<br />At the deepest level, all authority exercised in the church belongs to Jesus Christ; Christ delegates spiritual authority to those called to lead.<br />
  12. 12. Scripture and tradition support the authority of Elders. <br />What factor’s erode that “automatic” authority?<br />
  13. 13. Turn to page 12 and please reread through the end of the chapter.<br />What are some of the ways that Christ Presbyterian Church grants authority to it’s leaders?<br />
  14. 14.
  15. 15. What are the qualities of rowboat churches?<br />
  16. 16. The early believers used a sailboat to symbolize the church because the idea of being powered by the Holy Spirit of God, as the wind moves a boat, was at the heart of their experience of being church. From the beginning the church was intended to be a God-powered movement.<br /> Pg 18-19<br />
  17. 17. What are the qualities of sailboat churches?<br />
  18. 18. Three basic components of being the church in a new way. <br />Passion for God<br />Faith in God’s provision<br />Willingness to let go<br />
  19. 19. Where is God in relation to the center of your life?<br />How does this relationship with God empower your ministry as a Church officer?<br />
  20. 20. Sailing Skills for Church Leaders<br />Sanctified Imagination<br />Rising Above Self-interest for the Good of the Church<br />The Willingness to Risk and Fail<br />The Ability to Discern and use the Gifts of others in God’s Work<br />Using the resources of Tradition and History<br />Discerning KairosMoments<br />
  21. 21. Leadership Style<br />Divide into small groups to discuss the various leadership styles. <br />Provide a summery to the group on the assigned style.<br />http://www.sermonspice.com/product/2495/be-an-encourager<br />
  22. 22. What’s Your <br />Natural<br />Leadership Style?<br />
  23. 23. What’s are the styles of leadership that our congregation expects from its Pastor and Officers?<br />
  24. 24. What is the difference between a servant leader and leaders who act like slaves or martyrs?<br />http://youtu.be/EKAMLBqSjz0<br />
  25. 25. Read advertisement on the top of page 68<br />Why did you say yes to being an Elder for Christ Presbyterian Church?<br />
  26. 26. Conflict<br />v. Kuhn-flikt;n. kon-flikt<br />to come into collision or disagreement; be contradictory, at variance, or in opposition; clash<br />2. to fight or contend; do battle<br />Effective Spiritual Leaders are not surprised by conflict. They expect it and prepare to deal with it in healthy ways. <br /> Pg. 73<br />
  27. 27. Have you seen God bring good out of a situation that on it’s face seemed negative?<br />
  28. 28. How do you respond to the statement that a church that never experiences conflict is dead?<br />
  29. 29. What causes conflict in the church? <br />How can leaders work to keep conflict out of hand?<br />
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