Leadership Definition for Your Church

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Are you trying to find a good leadership definition as a Christian leader?  There are a few places to find the answer to your search. Here are some posts that may help you find a helpful leadership definition.

Quotes About Leadership by Thom Rainer

Quotes About Leadership by Chuck Lawless

Quotes About Leadership by Al Mohler

Quotes About Leadership by Danny Akin

Quotes About Leadership by Ministry Insights

Here are just a few samples of quotes from the authors and scholars above that may help you in finding a good leadership definition.

Danny Akin

“Effective leaders take their work seriously but not themselves. A well-tuned sense of humor in a leader who is able and willing to laugh at his or her own mistakes and imperfections – – – but not those of their followers – – – makes the leader approachable and helps give others the confidence to take risks. The effective leader knows that a hearty laugh is medicine for the soul as well as the body and that in a crisis a good laugh may be the only link to sanity.” (15 Essentials for Effective Leadership in the Body of Christ)

Al Molher

“Christian leaders are called to convictional leadership, and that means leadership that is defined by beliefs that are transformed into corporate action. The central role of belief is what must define any truly Christian understanding of leadership. This means that leadership is always a theological enterprise, in the sense that our most important beliefs and convictions are about God.” (Leadership as Stewardship, Part One)

Chuck Lawless

“The concept of “weak” leaders is contradictory to the world’s thinking. Nevertheless, that’s where the Bible takes us: Christian leaders lead best when they, in their weakness, rely on the power of God to guide others.” (Learning to Be a Weak Leader)

Thom Rainer

Leadership is changing. Some point to technological advances as the great equalizer. Others say it is the social media facet of technology that is key. Still others point to the Millennial generation and their changing expectations of leaders and life in general. Some would say that the failure of political and business leaders led to the change.   There is undoubtedly truth in all explanations, and there are probably many more explanations to the changing role of and demands on leaders. The overall thrust of the changes is that elitist leadership is dead; at the very least it is dying. The demand for greater transparency, honesty, and just plain decent behavior has never been higher.  Elitist leaders will not survive this new era. And though this new open leadership model has its challenges, the move away from elitist leadership is a positive development for our organizations and society.”

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