Life Giving Leadership!

“Life Giving Leadership” is my new short summary for Biblical leadership.  As I read through the Bible I see:

If leadership is INFLUENCE – surely God leads!

Ministry leaders should align with and be going in the same direction with the same priorities as God.

“For God so loved…. He GAVE… So those who believe could have life.”

“I have come that they might have life; abundant life.”

And think of the life giving images — Bread, Water, Vine, Shepherd. . .

And think of the fruit of the work of Christ — eternal LIFE!

Far to much of leadership stuff in our culture drains life….. but God’s leadership GIVES, RENEWS, and MULTIPLIES LIFE!

If people interviewed the people in your circle of influence would they describe your leadership as LIFE GIVING?

When you been touched by God’s life giving leadership what were the gifts it came wrapped in?

Eye contact,

Forgiveness,

Someone believing in and seeing potential you did not yet see,

Being invited to partner and get in the game with what had been given to you,

A safe refuge

REFLECT: HOW DO I RECEIVE LIFE FROM GOD?  HOW CAN I BE GIVING THAT SAME LIFE TO THOSE I INFLUENCE?