Leadership Starts with You
Introduction: All that we as a leadership team seek to achieve rises and falls on the quality of the leader you become. The leader's desire is to serve you and lead you. Above personal vision, he or she has vision for you. The leader's desire is that you live a life of success and significance as a leader. Great leaders are always interested more in others' success than their own. Leaders who see their role as serving others are closer to the Jesus kind of leader.
You have chosen to love and serve Jesus. You have responded to the call to be a leader. You are preparing your life to be a qualified leader. You have chosen this place to serve as your place of significance. You have joined this great team - thank you.
I. YOU ARE VALUABLE AND IMPORTANT
A. WHO IS THE MOST IMPORTANT LEADER?
1. Who is the most important person-leader in our entire church community? Is the most important the lead pastor, the kingdom CEO person?
2. Who is the most important person-leader? You are! You are the most important leader in the entire church. Why? You have direct relationship with people, direct reports, direct influence. People will be shaped by you. People will stay or leave because of you. People will serve and make a difference because of you.
B. WHO IS THE MOST VALUABLE LEADER?
1. You are the most valuable asset in the leadership culture. The character and quality of you the leader makes you the valuable person on whom the entire church is being built.
2. You are the person who will teach relationship quality to those you serve. As the lead pastor, I will never get to do that. They observe me and respect me, but they relate to you directly. What kind of leaders under you are you making? Are they relationally healthy? Do they understand that they are connected to something bigger than you? Are you teaching them relational broadness or relational smallness? Are they being shaped into loving the entire church or ...
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