This eventually led to the people of God accepting the wholesale assumptions of worldly leadership, and the church began to take its leadership cues from a secular culture. The problem still exists today.
They had a wealth of insight to share about the importance of shared leadership, and the struggles that naturally occur when working as a team. So much insight, in fact, that we have to break it up into three blogs!
Just take a look at any corporation. People in power have a title and lots of authority. That power allows them to rule over people. The goal of getting in power is not having to serve the people around you. Out-serve everyone who works with you. You will never be closer to God than when you are serving your team.
You will never be further from God than when you are expecting your team to serve you. Try telling that to a CEO. So why are we trying to throw secular leadership into the church?
You have to go back. Back to the first time the gospel was shared. Take a look at Mark And already, ego was seeping in. They wanted to know what was in it for them. You are going to pattern it after God.
He came to serve, not to be served. What role does ego play in your leadership structure? Our God does not exist outside of shared leadership. In fact, shared leadership is the very definition of our God.
Just point to God. He is three in one. We all love the idea of being a team player… until there is another star on the team.All truth is ultimately God’s truth so there is a great deal we can learn from best secular leadership practices. It is very helpful to learn from excellent models, insight, and research in books such as The 12 Bad Habits that.
Read more. Christian and Secular Leadership -The Difference: Part 1. Today let’s take a closer look at what these two leaders have to say about the difference between secular and spiritual leadership, what the Bible says about truly being a leader, and why shared leadership can be a transformative choice for you and your church.
Many pastors are reading books on leadership and marketing written by corporate leaders or folks speaking from an American corporate ethos. Oftentimes the biblical ethos in . Matthew –28 contrasts a secular and a biblical view of leadership principles.
The passage focused on James and John requesting to rule on a throne in the kingdom to come. Much of church leadership today is more secular than Christian. We learn from the best practices and strategies from the most successful global leaders and then do our best to implement them.
We “manage” to lead without God. We “do so much so well by ourselves that there is no need for God,” even if we do engage prayer and worship. We believe . Christian and Secular Leadership – What is the Difference: Part 1 Much of church leadership today is more secular than Christian.
We learn from the best practices and strategies from the most successful global leaders and then do .