The Leadership Theory Of Leadership

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1. Throughout the years, I have come to understand leadership as the ability of one to positively or negatively affect the actions of others. As the shepherd, I must agree with David Hansen. He states, “I am a shepherd. Everything I do is leadership. Everything is calculated as to how it bears on the whole. For better or for worse, I think about my church, my people and our mission constantly.”[1] Often, “Christians have a warped way of looking at work. Unless someone is working, ‘In the ministry’ they see his work as secular.”[2] The Bible instructs us to do all things as unto the Lord (Colossians 3:23).
2. The leadership model is congruent with management responsibility. However, doing things right in management for worldly success
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Our capacity to grow determines our capacity to lead.”[5] Laniak had two things that motivated his interests, “I found that the cultural world of the Bible became increasingly important as I sought to understand its teaching. Moreover, listening to Christian leaders in other parts of the world constantly challenge my interpretation of Scripture.”[6]
4. When shepherds and ministry leaders stay focused on the Christological centered approach to ministry they will serve longer, more willingly, and joyfully. “The flock will be less likely to suffer abuse, attack, not being fed, not protected, and not led.”[7] While Peter reminds us of our responsibility to the flock, Jesus reminds us that we are called into servitude, “The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve (Matt. 20:28).” Jesus Christ provides the best model of pastoral, ministerial, and managerial Leadership ever displayed by any human. The world possesses many attractive and profitable methods of leadership, many of which are in direct opposition to the example portrayed by Jesus Christ and the teaching of the Holy Spirit. I am a firm believer in the blueprint we inherited from Jesus Christ the great “I AM.” There is no other
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