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2013-02-25+17.58.34(1)   ---LEADERSHIP DEFINITION  Leader ship  
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CORINTHIANS 4:1-21             
The first and most important part of the church’s structure is the Head Shepherd who is Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:15-16; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13). He is the one who joins and holds every part of the church’s body together. Without Jesus as the head of the church, it will not be able to function or accomplish its mission. Underneath the Head Shepherd, there is a group of under shepherds(overseers, elders or pastors) who are the spiritual leaders of the church.This group of spiritual leaders can be composed of some individuals who have dedicated their livelihoods to ministry and others who do not and make a living elsewhere.
Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good reputation full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” This passage shows that the twelve apostles saw their need to stay focused on the spiritual matters of ministry. So they created deacons (which means “servant”) to support and serve the spiritual leadership and the church by taking care of the other primarily physical aspects of ministry. 
The Church’s Basic Functions
This guide will help to take you through that process. To inspire those around you into higher levels of teamwork, there are certain things we must be, know for, and must do. These do not come naturally, but are acquired through constantly working, seeking spiritual guidance means and ways in which we can cultivate leaders. 
 who are the spiritual leaders of the church. 
Their primary focus is to oversee the spiritual aspects of the church. 
 The leader may or may not have any formal authority. Studies of leadership have produced theories involving traits, situational  interaction, function, behavior, power, vision and values, charisma, and intelligence, among others. Somebody whom people follow: somebody who guides or directs others.
[1]   Leadership Empowering and mobilizing others: Effective leaders must be able to enable others to do things, as well as get them to do it.  leader is most effective if followers areb oth able and willing. Hence, “want to” is also a critical part of this definition. In addition to being willing and able, mobilizing implies getting the group to follow through with the action and passion.
[2]   Leadership  Mutually agreed-upon goal:  The leader and the followers must all be working towards the same ends–likely on the path towards a shared    vision. Leadership is not shown by dictator who forces others to work towards a goal they do not support.
[3] Integrity:  Effective leaders are able to keep the group honorable and adhering to moral and ethical principles.

                                                                                  
Leadership  Lack of position:  The important thing about this definition is that it does not denote position or denote power. Anyone can be a leader by fulfilling this definition, both an elected head  and a member without any official position.This is something aspiring leaders should remember.
No one person, regardless of his/her authority within a group, can provide all of the appropriate functions that are needed by the group at any particular time in its work and life. While the “out front” leaders is giving his/her attention to the accomplishment of the group’s task, the completion of its agenda, the success of its ministry, or other  objectives, some real needs of individuals within the group may be growing weary, or the actual organization and vital spirit of the group may be disintegrating. Whenever the vision fails, it should also be the leader's fault. Whenever the Vision succeeds, it should also be the employees' input.One must always. 
Remember the people being led are not a vehicle to boost your ego, but to help to take the vision or the concept and help make it come alive. Vision is the most int trait of a Leader. The ultimate test,  to get other to see that vision The most successful start-up leaders recognize they do not have Important time to get all of the facts for the many decisions they make each day. Instead, they must need to gather enough information to make sound decisions so the ministry can move forward. Some of those decisions may be wrong, but it is better to learn from those mistakes and try again than to be immobilized by indecisiveness. This process entailed a great deal of human relations.         Seven steps in  Human relation that great leader should possess                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                    1  Six  most important word   “ I’ll admit I made a mistake "        
                                      2  The five most important words: "You did a good job."
                                       3   The four most important words: "What is your opinion."
                                         4   The three most important words: "If you please."
                                           5     The two most important words: "Thank you,"
                                               6    The one most important word: "We"
                                                      7     The least import word “ I”                                                                                                                                          
All—leaders must lead by example  
A positive mindset --defines a great leader. The leadership role is constantly filled with ups and downs; if the captain of the ship is always positive, he will influence others to feel the same. The best leaders have an acute sense of self-awareness; they know their strengths, and more importantly, their weaknesses. A great leader is confident enough to be honest about areas for growth. Knowing areas you need the most assistance with allows you to identify the right people to join your team, as well as the best potential strategic help for your Ministry. Listening is completely underrated in most environments most leaders are not willing to listen and is very adamant in making all decision . In our very-competitive world, the person who speaks first--and loudest--is most often heard and is determine to be the most brilliant minded person  and much attention is focus on that person . But soliciting feedback from all your followers and internalizing what you hear will always make you a better leader. Your group will appreciate that you care about their voice of opinion and their efforts to maximize the group momentum, and you'll also gain trusted partners to grow and build. Here is a much  important motto”(1)If you tell me I will forget,  [2] if you show  me I might remember , [3] If  you let me  get  involved  I will understand.


Leading with humility:   And a humble spirit
Even though elders have spiritual authority which must be recognized and submitted to, elders aren't to become proud because they have power. Peter calls all his readers to mutual humility, quoting [Pro. 3:34]"All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because,   'God opposes the proud   but gives grace to the humble.'Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time." [1p5:5-6] Clothe yourselves" is the Greek verb enkomboomai, "to put or tie something on oneself, put on,"  Humility is to be worn like a garment. When we begin the day and dress, we must also be careful to include an attitude of humility."Humility" is the Greek noun tapeinophrosunē, "humility, modesty" related to the adjective tapeinos, "to be of low social status," then "unpretentious, humble," later in, verse 6, "to cause to be or become humble in attitude, humble,or to  make humble. Jesus described himself as humble or meek in heart (Greek praus,[Matthew 11:28].  I would that all God's leaders remember who God is and who they really are. Realize that all we have is a gift from God and the people are a trust  from God. This is nothing to get big-headed about. It is a cause to lean heavily on the Lord for strength to lead well.If we do not our self, this passage says that God himself will resist and oppose us. God will stand against us in order to break our pride

On the other hand, he promises his special favor for those who are humble. "Grace" is the Greek noun charis, "a beneficent disposition toward someone, favor, grace, gracious care/help, goodwill. Jesus insisted that the disciples adopt a servant leadership approach. Rather than ruling by dominance, or lordship they were to lead by example. "Examples" Sometimes church leaders act as if we "own" the church and that people are there to serve them. But it is the opposite. The leader, following Jesus' example, is to serve the people. Imagine Jesus washing Peter's feet as an act of humility and you have the idea (John 13:4-17). Peter is echoing Jesus' own words on that occasion when he said, "You also should wash one another's feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you" (John 13:14-16).
It takes a humble leader to do this. Rather than owning the people, the people are "given as a portion or share" for the leader to care for. "Those entrusted to you" (NIV), "those in your charge"  "[God's] heritage" (KJV) is the Greek noun klēros, "lot," which was thrown to make decisions. From this, the word means "that which is assigned by lot," and then "that given as a portion or share." In our verse, the word is in the plural, "portions," referring to the flock as a whole, suggesting that the various parts of the people of God have been assigned as "portions" to individual elders or shepherds. Men of the Old testament lead with humility :Moses when he was called by God  to delivered the children of Israel out of Egypt . The Lord said to Moses “ come now therefore and I will send thee unto Pharaoh , that thou mayest bring forth my people the Children of Israel out of Egypt “ but Moses was not arrogant nor was proud because he was the called leader by God  to deliver God’s people Moses did not consider himself to be anything of importance said unto the Lord”who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt” Ex.3:11 this is the kind of humility that the Lord  is expected of us as we lead.
  Personal Qualities  leaders today are called to possess ?
1 A good leader has an exemplary character. It is of utmost importance that a leader is trustworthy to lead others. A leader needs to be trusted and be known to live their life with honestly and integrity. A good leader “walks the talk” and in doing so earns the right to have responsibility for others. True authority is born from respect for the good character and trustworthiness of the person who leads

2 )  A good leader is enthusiastic about their work or cause and also about their role as leader. People will respond more openly to a person of passion and dedication. Leaders need to be able to be a source of inspiration, and be a motivator towards the required action or cause. Although the responsibilities and roles of a leader may be different, the leader needs to be seen to be part of the team working towards the goal. This kind of leader will not be afraid to roll up their sleeves and get dirty. 
  
3) A good leader is confident. In order to lead and set direction a leader needs to appear confident as a person and in the leadership role. Such a person inspires confidence in others and draws out the trust and best efforts of the team to complete the task well. A leader who conveys confidence towards the proposed objective inspires the best effort from team members.

4) A leader also needs to function in an orderly and purposeful manner in situations of uncertainty. People look to the leader during times of uncertainty and unfamiliarity and find reassurance and security when the leader portrays confidence and a positive demeanor

5)  A  Good leaders are tolerant of ambiguity and remain calm, composed and steadfast to the main purpose. Storms, emotions, and crises come and go and a good leader takes these as part of the journey and keeps a cool head.

7)   A good leader is committed to excellence. Second best does not lead to success. The good leader not only maintains high standards, but also is proactive in raising the bar in order to achieve excellence in all areas.
 These seven personal characteristics are foundation to good leadership. Some characteristics may be more naturally present in the personality of a leader. However, each of these characteristics can also be developed and strengthened. A good leader whether they naturally possess these qualities or not, will be diligent to consistently develop and strengthen them in their leadership role.   
Leadership can also vary in style-- are you someone who dictates the group and doesn't listen to anyone else's opinion? Or do you lead with a more bureaucratic or democratic style? "Every leader has a particular style of leadership that is innate. However, the behaviors, attitudes or methods of delivery that are effective for one of the member may in fact be counterproductive for another,, "Great leaders are aware of their own style and make the effort to learn how their style actually comes across to their team. They learn to flex their leadership style to individual team members so that they communicate and behave in ways that motivate and inspire."Here is what five leadership professionals consider to be traits that make up a good leader: 
Adaptable Traits O a Good Leader
1 Honesty.   Always do the honest thing. It makes employees feel like they know where they stand with you at all times
2 Excellent persuasion abilities. People have to believe in you and your credibility. Image is everything and the belief people have in you, your product,     your mission, your facts or your reputation are key to being a great leader. You have to persuade people of this -- it doesn't just happen
3.  Passion. Whatever it is, you must have passion for what you're doing. Live, breathe, eat and sleep your mission. 
4.  Respect.  Not playing favorites with people and treating all people -- no matter what stage in life, what class or what rank in the org chart --  all the same. 

5.  Excellent persuasion abilities.  People have to believe in you and your credibility. Image is everything and the belief people have in you, your product,     your mission, your facts or your reputation are key to being a great leader. You have to persuade people of this -- it doesn't just happen.
6  Confidence. If you don't believe in yourself, no one will. I hear leaders worrying that if they show too much confidence, others will think them arrogant. The reality is people want to know what you know for sure -- and what you don't. Having the confidence to say "I don't know" is a powerful ski
7.  Clarity. The only way you can get confidence is by becoming really, really clear about who youare and what is most important to you. New leaders fail when they try to become all things to all people, or try to do too much out of their area of excellence. Clarity helps you say "yes" to the right things -- and "no" to others

8. Care.   The strongest, most effective leaders I've met care not just about the ministry or business, but about the people in it and the people impacted by it. Plus, they show that they care through their words and actions, deeds and kindness Caring should  be the magic  word in our every operation moment - and the best leaders know that the way to a person heart is to show that you care. 
9  Integrity.  Leaders should be people who are respected and worth listening to. I find in general spiritual or in the Secular, employees prioritize and seek leaders and organizations that are honest and meet their commitments.
10. Compassion. Too many of today’s leaders are leading from a manipulative standpoint to get what they want at all cost, but t  people want to work for leaders and organizations that truly care about  them as person of integrity in the arena in which they operate.
11. Engage     Great leaders are able to get all members of their teams engaged.  They do this by offering  challenge, seeking their ideas and contributions and providing them with recognition for   their  contribution.
12 Humility.   True leaders have confidence but realize the point at which it becomes dictatorial .
13. Empowering.  True leaders make their associates feel emboldened and powerful, not   powerless.
14.Collaborative. True leaders solicit input and feedback from those around  so that everyone feels    part of the process.
15 .Communicative. True leaders share their vision or strategy often with those around them.
16. Fearlessness.    True leaders are not afraid to take risks or make mistakes. True leaders make   mistake  born.
17   Genuine.   A true leader must be clear on what your values are and must be consistent in applying them. As part of that, you need to have the courage to hold true to them. You must not lose sight of reality. Lost values may be one of the biggest causes of downfalls.

18. Self-awareness.   You need to be clear on what your strengths are and what complementary strengths you need from others. This includes understanding others and learning how best to utilize their strengths. Many unsophisticated leaders think everyone should be like them; that too can cause their downfall. They surround themselves with people like them. "Group think a like" can blindside them and cause failure learn to overcome opposition 

19  Leverage team strength.  Part of awareness is don't expect people to change. If you think you can change someone, think again. This doesn't mean you can't help them grow and develop. But don't expect to change anyone (even yourself) behaviorally. We are who we are. Your job as a leader is to understand each person's strengths and place them in positions where they can flourish and grow. If you are good at that, you have a huge part of the equation for success. Leaders lead with distinction Let the Spirit of God do the changes. 

20. Supportive.  Leaders need to foster a positive environment that allows the people you lead to flourish. Also by aligning the reward and recognition systems that best match your teams profile and deliver results.

The Church’s Basic Functions 
Evangelism,   Outreach,  Missions  : Matthew 28:19;   2 Corinthians 5:20;  Mark 16:15  {Fellowship,  Encouraging,    Accountability:     Hebrews 3:13, 10:24-25; 2 Timothy 4:2} {Praise, Prayer, Worship ...   Ephesians 5:19-20, 6:18;   Psalms 33:1}
Equipping,   [Teaching],  [Bible Study:     [.Matthew 28:20;]   [2 Timothy 3:14-17]  [John 14:26]
Out-Reach  The church reaching out to those outside the church. [Evangelism,  Missions)]
Down-Reach:  God reaching down by communicating and giving to the church. (Bible preach--teach- The  Holy  Spirit
Around reach;  We look to each other, to serve and support , 
In-Reach:   The church reaching in to those inside the church.                                 (Encouragement, Fellowship) 
Up-Reach:   The church reaching up by communicating,  giving to                               God. (Praising, Prayer, Worship

Leaders  should not be  afraid to ask for a big commitment, fearing that they will drive people away. people do not resentful being put to the test, They want to be ask but not to be compel if there is a great purpose behind it People respond to passionate vision, . There must be focus on the vision of the church. Rather than on the needs of the church Be specific in asking for commitment. Commitment to Christ is first and foremost then to the baptism, into Jesus Christ then to maturity, which will bring them into ministry and into mission for life In closing leaders must be able to demonstrate the true nature of God and to the sure attributes of Jesus Christ when seeking commitment from your follower do it with respect and humility and all honesty all the time with boldness as we must imitate our Savior Jesus  And he gave some apostle ,and he gave some , prophets, and some evangelist, and some pastor and teachers for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ , till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the son of God unto a perfect man , unto the measure of the statue of the fullness of Christ. [ Ephesians 4:11-16].
 A leader must focus on raising the commitment of their leadership, not those who are the least committed in the crowd, nor even the semi-committed in your congregation. Whenever you raise the standard of commitment for those who are in the most visible positions of leadership, it raises the bar expectations among everyone else. You must ask people for commitment If you don't ask people for commitment, you won't get it. you have not because you ask not  James 4;2-3

Commitment is required if you wanted to participate in any great thing. Great achievement requires total commitment. One of the most helpful things a church can do for people is to help them clarify what commitments they ought to embrace and what commitments they ought to decline. 

They are attracted by a clear and sometimes challenging vision and is excited to be a part of something is worth the effort On the other hand, people are not moved by weak approach and puny requests for help. Jesus knew this when he said in Luke 14:33, "Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciples." His challenge was total commitment on their part. Some pastors are afraid to ask for a big commitment, fearing that they will drive people away. people do not resentful being put to the test, They want to be ask but not to be compel if there is a great purpose behind it People respond to passionate vision, . 

There must be focus on the vision of the church. Rather than on the needs of the church Be specific in asking for commitment. Commitment to Christ is first and foremost then to the baptism, into Jesus Christ then to maturity, which will bring them into ministry and into mission for life In closing leaders must be able to demonstrate the true nature of God and to the sure attributes of Jesus Christ when seeking commitment from your follower do it with respect and humility and all honesty all the time with boldness as we must imitate our Savior Jesus  And he gave some apostle ,and he gave some , prophets, and some evangelist, and some pastor and teachers for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for 
edifying of the body of Christ , till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the son of God unto a perfect man , unto the measure of the statue of the fullness of Christ.      Ephesians 4:11-16.      
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