“Everything rises and falls on leadership,” is the core philosophy of renowned leadership expert, John Maxwell.
This is true in the business world. In the home. In government. In sports. And also in the Lord’s church.
Our reading today is about leaders in the church. It lists what is commonly called the qualifications of elders. They’re better characterized as qualities. Too often we look at this text as a mere checklist, applied superficially, instead of a description of the spiritual attributes required for God’s leaders. Continue reading
Leadership guru John Maxwell often says, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” And what is leadership? Maxwell defined it this way.
“After more than four decades of observing leadership within my family and the many years of developing my own leadership potential, I have come to this conclusion: Leadership is influence. That’s it. Nothing more; nothing less. My favorite leadership proverb is “He who thinketh he leadeth and hath no one following him is only taking a walk.”
This is true in the world of business, sports, and politics. It’s also true in the Lord’s church. Continue reading
Our Wednesday Bible Class at West Main is studying the history of the Old Testament this quarter. Last night we surveyed the book of Nehemiah.
Nehemiah led the third group of Jews who returned from Babylonian captivity in about 445 B.C. His mission was to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Although he was the cupbearer to King Artaxerxes, he demonstrated tremendous wisdom and leadership in his role not only in rebuilding the walls but in spiritual and moral reform. Continue reading