How to be a good Christian Leader

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How to be a good Christian Leader

To be a good Christian Leader, adopting a Christ-centered servant leadership style is the most significant thing you can do to enable your congregation to excel. 

Excellent leadership inspires believers to greater commitment, enabling them to achieve their full potential as Kingdom builders.

To be a good Christian leader, it is clear that your “leadership style” really ought to be modeled on Jesus, and that means servant leadership. The difference being that the servant leader aims to facilitate the best possible performance from his congregation instead of demanding it, come what may.

From the perspective of Christian servant leadership, Kouzes and Posner’s 5 factors are 100% in line with practices that are consistent with Jesus’ style of leadership. To learn more about being a Christian Leader in a manner that is centered on Jesus I would recommend reading the series entitled “The King who Lead with a Towel”

How you are as a leader of people is the most significant factor in the success of your congregation. Excellent leadership inspires believers to greater commitment, enabling them to achieve their full potential. With that comes the reward of a congregation that makes the most of its opportunities and resources. A congregation that achieves more than might otherwise be expected; plus, the bonus of a more enjoyable and satisfying Christian experience.

Here are 5 ways to become a better leader

MODEL

Titus 2:7-8 “And you yourselves must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. Teach the truth so that your teaching can’t be criticized. Then those who oppose us will be ashamed and have nothing bad to say about us. 

Exemplary leaders live out the desired culture (attitudes, beliefs, and values) of the FAITH. As such they demonstrate standards of excellence and set the example of the way believers should be treated and pursue their goals through Christ-centered values.

INSPIRE

A good leader is passionate about the difference he/she can make in the world and enlist others in the realization of their vision.

CHALLENGE

A good Christian leader innovates to improve the lives of believers and their abilities/gifts and they encourage others to do the same. However, the goal is to achieve that mission with great effectiveness and excellence and this necessitates the flexibility to meet changing circumstances, as well as simply doing things better and being more effective.

ENABLE

A good leader empowers the believers, encourage togetherness, and build spiritual relationships to achieve extraordinary results, based on mutual respect, trust, and FAITH.

ENCOURAGE

A good leader spurs on their congregation to greater achievement by recognizing and celebrating the contributions and individual differences.

CHRIST is our example in 1 Peter 2:21 (NLT) 

For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps. 

Ordinary leadership gets ordinary results. Great leadership gets great results. Extraordinary leadership gets extraordinary results.

God bless you.

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