Friday, 6 November 2009

Leadership lessons from this year - Diligence and learning

It’s not all struggle and gloom – we were able to successfully launch our third meeting, we are seeing people saved every week and our total Sunday attendances have grown by 25%. Such growth gives us other problems!

Romans 12:3 says ‘For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.’ And later, in verse 8 it says, ‘…if leadership, let him govern diligently.’

Diligence can be defined as persistent effort at work. Industrious in character! Steady application! Attentive to duties!

How do you learn? How can you increase your leadership capacity? By being diligent!

How do I learn? One way is that I read. The main titles I have read over the last year would be:

Surprised by Hope – Tom Wright
Wild at Heart – John Eldridge
Crossing the Divide – Owen Hylton
Church Unique – Will Mancini
For Men Only; For Women Only – two books by the wife and husband team of Shaunti & Jeff Feldhahn