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Title: Spiritual Leadership

  • Spiritual Leadership
  • 4 Questions
  • Am I convinced that knowing God is the most
    important job I have?
  • Am I convinced that God desires me more than my
    work for Him?
  • Do I, above all else, desire to live in close
    proximity to Him?
  • Am I, as a leader, truly living the kind of life
    that Im inviting others to live?

Spiritual Leadership Oswald Sanders contrasts
natural and spiritual leaders NATURAL SPIRITU
AL Self-confident Confident in God Know
People Also know God Make their own
decisions Seek to find Gods will Ambitious Sel
f-effacing Originate own methods Find/follow
Gods methods Enjoy commanding others Delight in
obeying God Motivated by personal Motivated by
love for God concerns people Independent Go
Leadership is Influence (J Oswald Sanders John
Maxwell) Leadership is Follower-ship 1st I Cor
112 John 155 for me, most of my life has
been an experiment to prove John 155
wrong Spiritual leadership is moving people onto
Gods agenda (Henry Blackaby in Spiritual
Leadership) Spiritual Leadership is Leading
Like Jesus led as Priest (Atoning Sacrifice for
our sins bridge to God) Prophet (Teacher
Speaker of Gods Truth) King (Wisdom, Discipler,
Great Commission Director)
  • Spiritual Leaders
  • 1. Have a passion for Christ (Priestly role)
  • That leads to compassion for people and that
    has the courage to make changes to make a kingdom
  • NCD Passionate Spirituality, Loving
  • 2. Have a vision of what God wants done
    (Prophetic role)
  • Thats embraced by the people as their
    mission and that results in teamwork toward
    shared goals.
  • NCD Empowering Leadership Gift-based Ministry
  • 3. Have wisdom (Kingly role)
  • To develop disciples and deploy resources so
    that there will be the right support structures
    and right leaders to get the job done and make an
    impact for the kingdom
  • NCD Gift-based Ministry, Functional Structures,
    Wholistic Small Groups

Leadership 1. The Passion for Christ How do you
develop it a 360 degree leader (Hybels,
Courageous Ldrshp) Must first lead themselves
(lead in) Spiritual passion
discipline Must lead up (north) Team
players, influence the organization Must lead
down (south) Who are you discipling as new
leaders? How are you expanding the leadership
base? Must lead east west How are you
caring for influencing your team?
  • Leadership -- The Passion for Christ
  • Growth Process Life in Relationship with God
  • Growth begins Which initiates a lifestyle
    of Wherein I grow in
  • Believing God gtgtgt 2. Seeking God gtgtgt 3. Knowing
  • Heb 116, Jn 629 Jer 2913 Ps 1053-4
    2 Pet 13 Phil 37-11
  • Resulting in an increased
  • Desire ability to live a
  • Life of Thereby centering our
    life around
  • 5. Obeying God ltltltltlt 4. Loving God
  • Jn 1421-23 I Jn 23-5 53 Eph 318
    I Jn 416-19
  • More than trust obey dev by Craig Mayes, MTS
  • We slander God by our very eagerness to work for
    Him without really knowing Him. Oswald Chambers
  • Authority in spiritual leadership derives from a
    life in the Spirit and the individuals on-going
    encounter relationship with God. D. Willard

Leadership Your passion for Christ must lead to
compassion for others with the courage to make
changes to make a difference for Christ. - Love
for others I Corinthians 131-3 - Love for the
lost Luke 1910 - Love for the sheep Matthew
936 - Love thats willing to lose your life for
the Gospel Matthew 1038-39 - Love thats
seen by others as authentic John 1010 - Love
that incarnates the Gospel as good news
Matthew 1042 cup of cold water - Love
thats compassion in action James 122 Leaders
who have Character Chemistry (not just
Competence, Hybels) Leaders who love well
lead well (not just preach well, Walter)
2. Leadership the Prophetic Role Vision that
can paint a picture of Gods preferred future -
a painting that others can see and understand -
a vision that is compelling - a vision thats
embraced as the mission by the people. How do
you gain ownership from the people?
3. Spiritual Leadership The Kingly Role That has
the wisdom To develop disciples, raise leaders
and create structures - how do you find
develop new leaders? - how do you train them? -
what are the sequential steps? - how much of
this is information transfer
and how much is formation in
relationships? - how do you recognize place
them in the right ministry - how do you
care for and feed them? - how do you listen to
them (ministry feedback personal)?
Leadership That develops disciples deploys
resources to build the kingdom - How do you care
for and feed your leaders? - SALT, SOAR,
Diesel, Overflow, Pulse - Community at the
leader level. So they can feel the comradeship
(like the 12). - Insider Information -
Helping diverse teams strategize based on a
common battle plan - Recognizing and
thanking leaders (unpaid servants) - Telling
the compelling stories of life change -
Inspiring to serve

The Hedgehog Concept Wisdom from Jim Collins,
Good to Great
Takes Courage, Focus, and Persistence
Level 5 Leadership
First Who Then What
Confront The Brutal Facts
Culture Of Discipline
Technology Accelerators
Hedgehog Concept
Disciplined People
Disciplined Thought
Disciplined Action
Enduring great companies preserve their core
values and purpose while their business
strategies and operating practices endlessly
adapt to a changing world.
Three Circles of the Hedgehog Concept
Vision, Mission, Core Values i.e. Gods CALL to
your church!
Things About Which You Are Deeply Passionate
Spiritual Life-Change calling for it and
celebrating it!
Things at Which You Can Be The Best In The World
What Drives Your Economic Engine
Key Ministries that meet real needs in your
Mission Field!
(Need all three to be great.)
Culture of Discipline
  • Disciplined People, Thought, Action
  • Environment of freedom circumscribed by a culture
    of discipline.
  • Combining a culture of discipline with a spirit
    of entrepreneurship creates success.
  • Discipline is as much about saying No to
    temptations that are not ones core business as
    it is about saying Yes.

Leadership To develop disciples deploy
resources to impact the kingdom - How do you
develop stewards (managers)? - Whole life
stewardship of Time, Talent,
Testimony, Treasure - How do you raise capital
for buildings? - How do you invest in mission?
  • May your church be developing Spiritual Leaders
    who have a Passion for Christ that leads to
    Compassion for People, who have a Vision of what
    God wants done thats embraced by the people as
    their Mission, and that have the Wisdom to
    develop disciples and deploy resources to get the
    job done and make an impact for the Kingdom!
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