Essay On Christian Leadership

Theology of Christian Leadership Essay

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LIBERTY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Theology of Christian Leadership

LEAD 520 – D01 LUO
The Life of Leaders
December 11, 2013

Table of Contents

I. Introduction 3
II. What is Leadership 3
III. Christian Leadership 3
IV. Biblical Perspective 4
V. Servant Leadership 5
VI. Leadership Disciplines 6
VII. Conclusion 7
VIII. Bibliography 8

Introduction
According to Bill Hull, “While certain pockets of evangelicalism have grown, overall, the church is in a decline. Many congregations can attest to Hull’s assessment, in that, churches in America are indeed experiencing sharp declines in its numbers of baptisms and church attendance. Over…show more content…

There are, however, principles of Christian leadership that are distinctively Christian. Distinctive to Christian leadership are the principles of modeling after the person, the life, and the teachings of Jesus Christ, displaying a high sense of morality and ethics, exercising a Christ/cross centered theology, and expressing dependence upon God. These points provide the basis of a distinctively Christian theology of leadership.

Biblical Perspective
Isaiah 43:21 reveals God’s purpose in creating us; to give Him praise through worship. As a leader/minister, preaching the gospel, teaching, providing an environment conducive to growth and flourishing, reproducing the character of Christ, and leading others to worship and delight of God is my real responsibility. Matthew 28:19-20 says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the ages.”

The majority of our studies thus far surveyed the life of certain leaders. One thing that stands out is we all have the propensity to sin and the vulnerability to fall. One of the strongest admonitions to leaders is found in Acts 20:28. It states, “Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of

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Christian Leadership Essay

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Nations crumble, churches and business fail, families become dysfunctional, children lose their way, and men stray from God for one disturbing reason; lack of leadership. These failures are often because of the lack of instruction, proper leadership, and confusion over what Christian leadership is and how that leadership is applicable to every facet of business and personal life. The Webster Dictionary defines leadership as an office or position, the capacity to lead, the act or an instance of leading (Merriam-Webster, 2011). Leader is defined as; a person who directs a military force or unit, a person who has commanding authority or influence (Merriam-Webster, 2011). The Army defines leadership as the process of influencing people by…show more content…

In 1 Samuel 8:10-18, God said,
"This is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take your sons and make serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots…. and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest… He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants…. He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattle and donkeys he will take for his own use. He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the LORD will not answer you in that day" (Zondervan, 2002 pg 387)
Nations fail because God’s people have turned to men for answers and not to God and as a result we seek our will and not God’s. We turn from him because we think we know better. Unfortunately, we make ourselves out to be fools by doing so. Those nations have failed because they fall into a cycle that has been repeated over and over, yet man refused to take heed. In the book The Fourth Turning,William Strauss and Niel Howe discovered that nations go through four cycles the first one compromising of an era of strengthening institutions and weakening individualism, a second one of spiritual upheaval, the third era is one of strengthening

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