Church Leadership Basics

To keep the focus on ministry, breaking through with the love of Christ, then you, as a church leader, need to get to the real essence of the Church. You need to break through the barrier of tradition and methodology and look at God's intent.

God's Intent for the Church Forms Our Leadership Basics 

Your ministry as a church leader isn't to be an efficient administrator or dynamic leader with all the bells and whistles. Rather, you are to lead the church to be the Church, one that helps followers of Jesus Christ function within . . .
God's Purpose for the Church: Love God, Love People
... to obey Christ who identified love as the greatest commandment
God's Design for the Church: Body Life
... to be Christ-like to one another
God's Mission for the Church: Great Commission
... to make Christ-followers
God's Heart for the Church: Holiness
... to exemplify Christ in every way
God's Power for the Church: His Divine Nature
... to glorify Christ in all and through all
The above should be your guiding principles in leadership. When you lead with these objectives, you will be breaking through with the love of Christ. The greatest contribution you will have to give to people is Jesus, not exciting programs, great facilities, or the latest technology. Programs, facilities, and technology will merely be tools, not the main attraction.
He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. (Col. 1:15-18)
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