Leadership is a crucial activity. It is absolutely one of the most vital responsibilities that God has given to mankind. This is especially true in Christian contexts.
When leaders lead well, powerful results occur. Marriages thrive. Children are happier. Employees are motivated. Churches flourish. Teammates unify.
Effective leadership is the process of encouraging others to enthusiastically participate in the proactive pursuit of a specific, worthy, and ultimate goal.
The unfortunate reality is that many men in leadership positions simply do not lead effectively. They fail to consistently embrace excellent leadership principles. As a result, troubles emerge. If not disasters. Goals are frequently not reached. People are often dissatisfied. In fact, the leadership deficiency is so significant, that after sin and separation from God, it may be the biggest problem in our world today.
Jesus said, “Follow me!” Matthew 9:9
Jesus Christ is a leader. As appointed by the Father, Jesus is Lord, the King of all things, the Savior of man, and the leader of God’s people. As a leader, Jesus is the most powerful leader of all time. The results prove it. When Christian men embrace the leadership principals of Christ, extraordinary results occur.
Summarizing Jesus’ leadership, Gaining Christ defines leadership as “the process of encouraging others to enthusiastically participate in the proactive pursuit of a specific, worthy, and ultimate goal.”
While many good leaders are born with the raw temperament, effective leadership is definitely a learned practice. It is an acquired activity developed through humble study, practical experience, and the gracious guidance of God.
Gaining Christ is committed to helping men lead effectively in every area God has called them to lead. We help men follow Christ faithfully in leadership so that worthy goals are achieved, people are rewarded, and most importantly, God is honored.