Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Missing Ingredient in Church Leadership

In the 1970s, one researcher noted, “There are almost as many different definitions of leadership as there are persons who have attempted to define the concept.” According to these definitions, leadership is influence, power, mobilization, motivation, processes, inspiration, among many others.

The same could be said of the church: “There are almost as many different ways of leading the church as there are persons who have attempted it.”

As a researcher of leadership and one who has led the local church for 10 years, I’m constantly searching for better ways. How can we disciple better? Does a better operational process exist? Is fried chicken truly the best option for the church picnic?

There are a lot of good studies, books, and blogs on church leadership. But one ingredient of church leadership is under-represented, not only in the literature, but also in practice. The missing ingredient in church leadership is a willingness to be held accountable. Keep reading

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