1 Timothy 4:11-16, Mark 6:1-12, Mark 1:14, Matthew 10, John 1:1-5, 14, Luke 4:43, Matthew 19:16-30
When we think of… an art form discovered in the journey of following Jesus and the accountability of community, we are thinking of leadership. Christ-following leaders are often formed along the way and always in process and only ever arrive in further depths and variety of growing in grace and transforming relationships with God and others.
Good leading is good following. Quality Leaders can lead in various ways and allow the strengths and gifts of others to shine in the kingdom. God has always been calling his followers to go out from where they are to where God wants them to be and do what God wants them to be doing. God sent Jesus. Jesus sent his followers. God calls and sends us. Good leadership development happens in a posture of sentness. Whether in our own neighborhood or across the planet, we are always on the journey. Always being sent. In progress. Growing in grace. Living in a posture of sent-ness in Christ requires vigilant dependence on God’s provision and strength. Leaders go when sent and trust God for the equipping, timing, and results. Sending leadership success is measured in obedience, faithfulness, and going.