Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pentatonic Leadership

a Biblical thought...
Praise be to the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the LORD's eternal love for Israel, he has made you king, to maintain justice and righteousness." (1 Kings 10:9)

a Book thought...
Holiness demands that we get our hands dirty while asking God to keep our hearts clean. (p67)
a Dave thought...
Yesterday I shared with the Mark'd students (a one year youth leaders training course) at the Training College some fundamentals on leadership. These five areas are what I believe the best leaders in our movement have a grasp of...
  1. The Bible - we understand God's word and can quote it and therefore understand the nature of God and what He wants this world to be like.

  2. The Salvation Army - we need to have a good grasp of why we came into existence and our unique calling as a movement and the way we are structured for ministry.

  3. Culture - we read the newspaper and understand the needs and issues going on in the local community and join with them in clubs or events in our society.

  4. People - we need to understand how God has made everyone uniquely and not to expect everyone to be like yourself but be able to work in a team with a diversity of personalities.

  5. Yourself - having a thorough understanding of your giftedness, your personality type, your APEST, your passions will help you confirm your strengths and weaknesses.

I have seen many people who have potential to lead within our movement but because they lack in one of these areas they don't become the effective leader they have potential to be. So try ranking these areas from 1 to 5 and ask a mentor or leader to do the same for you. Then if you want to be a great leader in The Salvation Army I would encourage you to read and study in those five areas starting with your weakest and see what opportunities God will open up for you.
Just a thought.

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