Category Archive for: Leadership

Week 9: Isolation vs. Interdependence

The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!”                                                                 …

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Week 8: The Test of a Healthy Leader

I [John] wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will have nothing to do with us. So if I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, gossiping maliciously about us. Not satisfied with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers. He also stops those who want to do…

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Week 7: Two Types of Leadership Styles

There is a time when a man lords it over others to his own hurt.                   —Ecclesiastes 8:9 During my life, I’ve been at the front row of observing what it’s like to be under the authority of kind, gentle, and inspiring leaders versus autocratic, controlling leaders—both in…

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Week 6: Spiritual Authority is a Privilege Earned, Not a Right Expected

God’s test for any leader is obedience to authority within the three institutions God established on earth. To discover whether a person is qualified or not to lead in godly authority is determined by how this person follows God’s institutional authority. First, did this prospective leader display respect and obedience toward parental authority, and does…

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Week 5: God’s Authority On Earth

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment upon themselves.       …

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Week 4: The Dire Need for Discipleship Leaders

On the day of Pentecost, in Acts 2, three-thousand souls were added to the church (Acts 2:41). In Acts 5, another five-thousand was added, totaling eight-thousand people in Jerusalem who became Christians within a short span of time. Can you imagine how frightening that must have been for the apostles? How could they possibly shepherd…

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Week 3: Nine Tests to Determine a Person’s Leadership Potential

Dr. John R. Stott was no lightweight when it came to having a clear understanding of what to look for in a potential leader. Here was a man who engaged in the lives of hundreds of young men, always on the lookout for those who were capable of becoming good leaders. Taking a little time…

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Week 2: The Power of One to Influence Another

Whether we are conscious of it or not, our lives can leave an indelible impression upon those who come in contact with us, either occasionally or frequently. That can be good or bad, depending on what they experience when they’re around us. King Solomon noted that people who want to grow in wisdom will spend…

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Week 1: Seven Necessary Ingredients for a Leader in War

Everyone has the potential to lead in some capacity or another. If you become a truly devoted follower of Christ as his disciple, you will be a leader among others who have not yet obtained the knowledge and understanding you’ll acquire during this discipleship journey. You’ll also learn how to lead through the struggles you’ll…

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