Leadership is a hot topic in corporate America. Popular business websites offer “Keys to Unlocking the Profitability in Thought Leadership” and “Leadership Lessons From an American Rowing Champion.”
These articles may contain valuable tips for Christian leaders (especially ones starting a church rowing team), but they may not reveal many of the principles taught by the person authors Bob Briner and Ray Pritchard describe as “the greatest leader in history” — Jesus Christ.
One of the Free Methodist bishops’ nine strategies (fmcusa.org/uniquelyfm) is Develop Leaders: “We will raise up godly and competent leaders who support our vision and passionately make disciples. We will identify these leaders within our churches and provide opportunities for recruitment, internship and service.”
As we develop leaders, we should stay knowledgeable about the latest leadership research. At the same time, we want to make sure we follow Jesus’ example of servant leadership that might not be embraced in some corporate boardrooms.
This month’s LLM includes leadership experts who are using a Christ-centered approach to change the way churches think about leadership while ensuring that church leaders are fruitful in their efforts. Don’t miss what these godly and competent leaders have to say.
Jeff Finley, Managing Editor
- Table of Contents
- [Feature]: A Fresh Look at Leadership Development
- [Foundation]: Upside-Down Leadership
- [Bishops]: Some “What Ifs”
- [History]: Thomas Coke’s Balanced Leadership
- [Action]: Pastors Start Strong
- [World]: Make 2015 a Summer to Remember
- [Free Methodist Church News Briefs]
- [Discipleship]: Starting on Empty