Characteristics Of An Emerging Leadership Culture
Introduction: Today leaders face the great challenge of not only growing a great church, but of growing great leaders to lead the church. In a Church Servant Resources survey to churches, the number one need was leadership development. Many churches lack a clear path for developing leaders within the congregation. Some muddle their way through, patching together a plan. Leaders are to build a culture of church growth strategically, not accidentally. We want to see planned growth that comes through work and faith. The growth of the church includes adding new believers, growing those believers, and calling those believers to become fully devoted followers of Christ. The emerging leadership culture is carefully established and strategically nurtured by the leadership team. Finding, developing, and releasing qualified leaders into the local church is the primary mission of the leadership team. If you had unlimited power, unlimited resources, and unlimited time, how would you transform the world?
Deuteronomy 34:9 Now Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him; so the children of Israel heeded him, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses.
I. BIBLICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATION OF LEADERSHIP CULTURE
1. Leaders Raised in the House
Genesis 14:14 Now when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his three hundred and eighteen trained servants who were born in his own house, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.
2. Leaders with Different Capacity Levels
Exodus 18:25-26 And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people: rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. So they judged the people at all times; the hard cases they brought to Moses, but they judged every small case themselves.
3. Leaders with Heritage
Numbers 1:16 These were chosen from the ...
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