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  • Right Leadership Making Impact today! ADAPTED FROM THE BOOK BY THE SAME TITLE BY PASTOR (DR) JAMES FADELE CHAIRMAN REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD IN NORTH AMERICA ADAPTATION BY DR. SAYO AJIBOYE, PRESIDENT RCCGNA SEMINARY GRAD ASSISTANT : GUY ANDRE PIERLOT
  • Chapter 1. What Is Spiritual Leadership?  “A Leader Moves People into GOD’S agenda”  To Do This:  He Is dependent on the HOLY SPIRIT  He Gives account to GOD  He Works from GOD’S agenda
  • Chapter 2. Prerequisites Of A Leader  Prerequisite: a thing that we require so that we can achieve our goal or carry out our mission  Clear grasp of Prerequisite Leads to…  Success  Efficient Relationships  Victory
  • Chapter 2. Prerequisites of a leader  Spiritual Leader Profile: He is an Ordinary Man  Example of DAVID Not qualifed nor prepared TOTAL dependence on GOD (Jesus and the Father 1John 19) Spirituality (David: submitted, true, driven by the glorification of God)
  • Chapter 3. A Generation Is Passing  Primary Question   Examples that Are Crucial:   “Who will take their place?” Current Church state: workers are 54% seniors (ex. of catholic Church in Europe) US Evangelical Church Members: 83% above 30 years
  • Chapter 3. A Generation Is Passing  Gospel in Texas the Buckle of the Bible Belt  2010 Population of Texas: 25,145,561  11,245,529 below 30 years of age, 44.72% of the population  Access by the Church Of Christ to them = 17% >>>>>deficit of 9,333,789 individuals under 30 years of age  CHALLENGE USA is becoming One of the more resistant places to the Gospel
  • Chapter 4. Understanding Generations  Generational Cohort: “a group of individuals who experience the same event within the same time interval”. (Klauke, Amy)  Generational archetypes:  A Prophet generation is born during a High  A Nomad Generation is born during an Awakening  A Hero Generation is born during an Unravelling  An Artist Generation is born during a Crisis
  • Chapter 4. Understanding Generations  Leaders must Consciously make a Way and Create the Road for the Next Generation to Travel Upon.
  • Chapter 5. Voices From the Past  Philosophers from the Past can Contribute to Understanding the Evolution of the Present.  Pilate and the Truth  Socrates and Generation Next  Plato and Generation Next  Aristotle and Generation Next  The Wisdom Tale about Rabbi Zusia
  • Chapter 6. The Shepherd’s Heart  Genuine love and care for the Sheep…!  The Sheperd is:  Humble  Has a clear identity Doing a ministry Exodus 21:5-6 Romans 12:1 Has integrity Is obedient Psalms 78:71-72 John 14:15  1Sam 16:1b Servant (Romans 1:1)
  • Chapter 7. Responsibilities Of A Leader  Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly – not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. Don’t lord it over the people asigned to your care, but lead them by your own good example.  1 Peter 5:2-3
  • Chapter 7. Responsibilities Of A Leader  Moral, Legal, or Mental Accountablity.  Profession  2 Timothy 2:1-26  Calling Trainer – Soldier (3-4) – Athlete (5) – Farmer (6-7) – Worker (15) – Vessel (20-21) – Bondservant
  • Chapter 7. Responsibilities Of A Leader  7 changes Moses made while assuming his status of leader: 1. Prayer 2. Communication 3. Vision 4. Plan 5. Selection and training of leaders 6. Serve 7. Lighter burden
  • Chapter 7. Responsibilities Of A Leader  Tasks of a leader:  Influence others  Challenge the process  Vision  Good relationships  Good managment of pressure  Capacity of solving problems  Efficient communication
  • Chapter 7. Responsibilities Of A Leader  JESUS as a leader  Call 12 Disciples >>>> FOCUS on Training a Small Group of People, not the Masses  Developmental Process  I do - You watch - We do - You do - I watch  We evaluate - You do - Another watches
  • Chapter 7. Responsibilities Of A Leader  1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Reasons Why We Lose Enthusiasm Words without action Busyness without purpose Calendars without sabbath Relationship without mutual nourishment Pastoral personnality without selfexamination Natural giftedness without spiritual power An enormous theology without an adequate spirituality.
  • Chapter 8. The Battle Axe For The Lord  “You are my battle-ax and sword,” says the Lord. “With you I will shatte nations and destroy many kingdoms.” Jeremiah 51:20  We are…God’s weapon against the Kingdom of Darkness  He sharpens us  He needs pliable individuals for more efficiency
  • Chapter 8. The Battle Axe For The Lord  Characteristics of Battle Axes: 1. Called by God 2. Men and women of prayer (agreement, petition, thanksgiving, intercession,commitment, consecration)  With different levels of prayer (logistical, tactical, strategic)
  • Chapter 8. The Battle Axe For The Lord Effective communication with emphasis on 3.  A simplified message  The person you speak to  The moment  Truth  The response of the audience
  • Chapter 8. The Battle Axe For The Lord 4. Character (honesty, integrity, obedience) 5. Avoiding the traps: Pride Sexual Sin Cynicism Greed Mental Laziness Oversensitivity Spiritual Lethargy Domestic Neglect carelessness Administrative Prolonged Position Holding
  • Chapter 8. The Battle Axe For The Lord 6. Extra care for appearance (dress, tidiness, cleanness, smell, hair, colors,…) 7. Reward “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
  • Chapter 8. The Battle Axe For The Lord Lonely walkers 8.  Paul on the road to Damascus  Abraham when he left Ur  Moses in the desert  John the Baptist in the desert  John in Patmos >>> Business of life seek God !!!
  • Chapter 9. The Mature Man Relational Education:  How hard it is to read human relational signs  What is inside us? How do we know?  We long for Heroes, Real Men: the example of Job, real man among men. 
  • Chapter 9. The Mature Man  Job is a Hero and a real man because he: 1. Learned from the past experience 2. Remained close to his children 3. Respected community leader 4. Was a father for the fatherless 5. Had a life of personal righteousness 6. Was a well of wisdom 7. Was a pursuer of God
  • Chapter 10. The Spiritually Mature Man  Maturity:  State of being perfect, complete or ready (Webster’s definition)  Ablity  Good  Being to do a job, finish it steward of money a self-reliant person able to care of him/herself
  • Chapter 10. The Spiritually Mature Man Two kinds of people NATURAL PEOPLE 1Corinhians 2:14 SPRITUAL PEOPLE Romans 3:23-24 CARNAL PEOPLE
  • Chapter 10. The Spiritually Mature Man  Stages of maturity: A. “Help me”- The infancy stage (Romans 7)  Immature men: playboy, macho man, mama’s boy, tinkerer, jellyfish, general, gym rat, gay guy, workaholic, zombie B. “Tell me” – Childhood stage  Cry, enthusiasm, joy for God’s truth  Limited discernment
  • Chapter 10. The Spiritually Mature Man “Show me” – Adolescence stage 3.  Testing period where christians continually challenge others, requiring “proves”  Idealism and intolerance stage “Follow me” – Adulthood 4.  Period of stability / balance  Great discernment  Obedience
  • Chapter 10. The Spiritually Mature Man  “Dear Brothers and sisters don’t be childish in your understanding of these things. Be innocent as babies when it comes to evil, but be mature in understanding matters of this kind.” 1Corinthians 14:20 Correct degree of maturity !
  • Chapter 11. The Carnal Man VS The Spiritual Man  ROMANS 7 Self-centered “I”  ROMANS 8 Christ-centered person  Misery  Deliverance  Depravity  Delight  Bondage  Liberation  Life in the flesh  Life in the Spirit John 2:4-6
  • Chapter 11. The Carnal Man VS The Spiritual Man  Genesis 37-39: Comparison between Samson and Joseph SAMSON JOSEPH Revelation by the Angel Holy Spirit upon him Married a non-Israeli girl The prostitute episode Father’s favorite son Dreams Sold by his brothers Overseer of of Potiphar’s house Resisted Potiphar’s wife advances Play a game with Delilah Showed great spiritual weakness Kept the law of the God of his Father
  • Chapter 11. The Carnal Man VS The Spiritual Man  Joseph did what was right and was mature  Samson was heavily anointed, but couldn’t resist the devil.  Joseph’s inner man was strong  Samson’s spirit was weak and incapable of discernement
  • Chapter 11. The Carnal Man VS The Spiritual Man  The 9 Marks of Spiritual Maturity:  Long process >>>little children, children, young men and fathers 1John 2:12-14 1. LIFE AND DECISION MAKING PROCESS BASED ON GOD AND HIS WORD (1Corinthians 2:14,16) 2. ABILITY TO CONTROL ONE’S TONGUE (James 3:2) 3. FIGHT THE OLD MAN!
  • Chapter 11. The Carnal Man VS The Spiritual Man 4. BUILD, DON’T BOAST! (1Corinthians 13: 4) 5. UNITY AND LOVE (1Corinthians 3:5-9a) 6. BUILD ON THE SOLID FOUNDATION ( 1Corinthians 3:9-15) 7. BE AWARE THAT ALL THINGS WILL BE REVEALED AT THE JUDGMENT DAY (1Cor 3:15) 8. PURITY ( 1Corinthians 3:16-17) 9. SEPARATION WITH EVIL (Proverbs 5:8-9)
  • Chapter 11. The Carnal Man VS The Spiritual Man  More marks of maturity:  Don’t blame Satan, look at yourself!  Be humble, respect authority, keep learning  Pray for your leaders  Don’t exalt people, counsel them with wisdom  Be indifferent to praises and blames
  • Chapter 12. Created For Victory  5 questions that you absolutely need to adress to set your life: 1. Who am I? Personnality 2. Where am I from? Source 3. What am I sent here to do on earth? Purpose 4. What are my capabilities? Potential 5. Where am I going? Destiny
  • Chapter 12. Created For Victory  How do the great man fall?  Let no place for: a) b)  Idleness Pride Be able to manage: a) Failures and success b) The battle against sin …and for holiness
  • Chapter 12. Created For Victory David: the fall of a man of valor through sexuality.  God sends Nathan David repents  The Mountain enemies: hostile, intentions well known (Goliath, Pharaoh, Herod,…)  The Valley enemies: hidden, secretive, inside enemies who want to steal, kill and destroy.
  • Chapter 12. Created For Victory  Pains of Defeat    David’s sorrow: the absence of joy caused by the presence of sin God’s grace is our strenght to obey Him Making a successful comeback = I. II. III. Face what went wrong Learn from it Cry for help
  • Chapter 12. Created For Victory Rededicate your heart Therapy Return to the Word of God Come back
  • Chapter 13. The Characterics Of a Spiritual Mature Man  The great Harry Houdini who couldn’t esape…from an open cell  Moses’, Jeremiah’s and Gideon’s lack of faith  Erase the word “can’t” from your vocabulary  Isaiah 411:10
  • Chapter 13. The Characterics Of a Spiritual Mature Man  Misconceptions about spiritual maturity:  Flaw 1: there’s no magical resolution of your problems  Flaw 2: all problems are depicted and addressed in the Bible  Flaw 3: “I have problems, therefore I’m not spiritual.”  Flaw 4: “My theology is good, therefore I can solve all my problems.”
  • Chapter 13. The Characterics Of a Spiritual Mature Man  Signs of maturity:  Practicing what you hear >>> grow up in the Lord  Going through a progressive process >>> instant maturity doesn’t exist!
  • Chapter 14.Priorities of The Spiritually Mature Man  Our Case study: Job  4 priorities:  i. Spiritual  Ii. Emotional  Iii. Public  Iv. Personal
  • Chapter 14.Priorities of The Spiritually Mature Man   Spiritual Priority Job 29:2-5  He realized the past involvement of God in his life  He was totally dependent on God  He understood the best way to protect his life and his children’s life, was to spend time on his knees praying (Job 1:5)  He succeeded in passing the baton of divine continuity to the next generation
  • Chapter 14. Priorities of The Spiritually Mature Man  Public Priority  Core values plus character is equals to spiritual mature man  Doing what is right is not Doing what is popular (Apostle Paul in Acts 26:19-21)  When pretense > passion >>> trouble time
  • Chapter 14. Priorities of The Spiritually Mature Man Self Checking  You base your life on what is cheap convenient - self-serving ?  Can you state your core values?
  • Chapter 14. Priorities of The Spiritually Mature Man Marshall Field’s 12 principles in determining core values: Brevity of Time – Perseverance – Hard work Worth of character – Simplicity – Kindness Power of example – Call of duty – Value of economy Development of talent – Joy of creativity
  • Chapter 14. Priorities of The Spiritually Mature Man  Our word is measure of our character  Our word is our bond  Our public and private word is an expression of our nature  Our word is a measure of our integrity  Our word earns respect
  • Chapter 14. Priorities of The Spiritually Mature Man  Emotional Priority  The passion of Jesus Hebrews 12:2-4  Child-raising commitment Job 29:5  Stability through purpose/direction  Justice and righteousness Job 23:14-16  Importance of attitude Proverbs 4:23 Job 29:18-18
  • Chapter 14. Priorities of The Spiritually Mature Man  Personal Priority  Take a special care of your habits, your nutrition and your looks.  Take a break when you have to  You can’t burn out doing the will of God Mark 11:30
  • Chapter 14. Priorities of The Spiritually Mature Man  A mature man has wisdom! Job 23:21-25  Education or degrees won’t make you wise  Wisdom is something you ask James 1:5 ____________________________  Let your schedule reflect your commitment  Be a churchman  Develop the God kind of love
  • Chapter 15. Living To Impact Your Generation  Knowledge, kills and gifts >>> the relevance of a man is in the impact he makes  Don’t be a waste of time for you generation and your God  The impactful life of Philip in three outlines 1. From ordinary to extraordinary 2. The pressure that brings out the best 3. life of impact
  • Chapter 15. Living To Impact Your Generation 1. From ordinary to extraordinary  Out of the seven deacons of Acts 6, only 2 impacted their generation. One of them was Philip, a simple “table server”. I - Identify your talent and assignment M - Make th best use of every opportunity P - Pray without ceasing A - Adventure and accountability C - Christ-centered T - Teachable
  • Chapter 15. Living To Impact Your Generation 2. The pressure that brings out the best  It is the pressures, trials and persecutions that led Philip to Samaria  It is the hatred of Joseph’s brothers that led him to Egypt  It is the conspiracy against Daniel that pushed him into the Lion’s den and then to the heights.  David fullfiled his destiny because of Goliath
  • Chapter 15. Living To Impact Your Generation When such circumstances happen in your life,  Trust God (Job 13:15)  Pray more (Luke 18:1)  Step up to preach Christ (Acts 8:5)
  • Chapter 15. Living To Impact Your Generation 3. A life of impact Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the wrks that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto to my Father. John 14:12
  • Chapter 15. Living To Impact Your Generation    God wants you to do exploits, but to do so you need POWER Holy Spirit Even Jesus couldn’t afford not to rely on him Engagement to live to represent Jesus, to live on purpose
  • Chapter 15. Living To Impact Your Generation  Natural tendency towards selfunderestimation: “Most people are more capable than I am…Who am I to make any difference?” Etc.  In most of cases, it takes ONE single individual to make the difference (Henry Ford, Martin Luther King Jr., Winston Churchill, etc.)  2 Chronicles 16:9; Isaiah 59:15-16; Jeremiah5:1; Ezekiel 22:30
  • Chapter 16. Making An Impact  The parable of Judges 9:8-15: the conspiracy against the olive tree.  The ability to make wise decisions in the midst of captivating offers  The power of will
  • Chapter 16. Making An Impact  6 things that will make an impact: 1. Know and abide in your calling (vs 8-9) 2. You decisions determine your destiny 3. Desire to be the best 4. Work on your attitude 5. Be disciplined 6. Prayer is the key
  • Chapter 16. Making An Impact  The commissioning:  “Go and teach in my name…”  “Follow me and I will make you…” Matthew 4:19  “Go ye therefore and make disciples of all Nations teaching them to observe things I taught you…” Matthew 28:1920
  • Chapter 16. Making An Impact  The disciples went through 4 stages:  Novice Matthew 4:18-20  Apprentice Matthew 17:15-16,18-20  Journeymen Matthew 14:26-30  Master/teacher Acts 2:36-41 It is a great privilege to a. develop people that can teach others b. send them to act on your behalf
  • Chapter 17. Maximising Your Leadership Impact  Maximizing: making as great as possible  Leadership: process of social influence in which one person can count on other people to aid and support her in one common task ; leding without manipulating.  Potential: possibility of becoming possible, as opposed to actual.
  • Chapter 17. Maximising Your Leadership Impact  The 400 men that followed David in the cave of Adullam (1Chronicles 11:15-19) >>> from miserable to mighty men >>> What made them so unique? 1. They expanded their horizon 2. They were willing to break new grounds 3. Their maximized their “today”
  • Chapter 17. Maximising Your Leadership Impact  They expanded their horizon:  Increase your range of view to see greater potential A widened horizon changes one’s life  Take risks, learn, make new friends, visit new places
  • Chapter 17. Maximising Your Leadership Impact  They were willing to break new grounds  Geography, atmosphere, climate do matter.  You, your business, your services/products are a seed; find the appropriate climate to unlock your full potential.  Build a network with a great variety of people  Jesus, Abraham, Joseph, Ruth; they all applied the above principles
  • Chapter 17. Maximising Your Leadership Impact  Their maximized their “today”  Eclesiastes  Sowing 9:10 the seed for a better tomorrow  Yesterday is gone, what you have is today and it will determine your tomorrow  Don’t  Don’t waste your life, stakes are too high get infected by the “Paralysis by Analysis” disease.
  • Conclusion  Commitment to invest (2 timothy 2:15)  Investment is not restricted to money  At the end of the day, God is your real and ultimate boss  Invest in yourself, in your family, in people, in the needy  Spend time and money on training, physical excercice, nourishing food  Watch out for opportunities, share your prosperity
  • Conclusion  Gaining mastery  Excellent work provokes recognition and appreciation  Work of mastery requires a lot of preparation (Mark 9:30)  There’s  Train, always room for improvement rehearse, read and learn
  • THE END