Church Leadership Basics

Being a leader who breaks through in people's lives with the love of Christ requires that we get to the real essence of the Church as God intended. We must move beyond mere administration of programs, methodology, and traditions to the basics of life in Christ. Programs, facilities, and technology must be seen as mere tools, not the main attraction. The greatest contribution we have to give to people is Jesus, not exciting programs, great facilities, or the latest technology.
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)

God's Intent for the Church Forms Our Leadership Basics

As leaders, we help followers of Jesus function within the following basics of life in Him:
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
Steering the Church Leadership Guides

Order the Steering the Church Leadership Guides to reflect more on your responsibility as a leader to not only lead by example in each of the above guiding principles but also to steer the Body toward God's purposes, design, mission, and character for the Church by grabbing hold of His power to head in that direction.
These leadership guides can be ordered separately for areas of greatest need or with all five bundled together, at a discounted cost, for a more comprehensive view of God's intent for the Church.

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