If the Church in North America is to become fully alive, awake, and influential, her pastors must become what they were always intended by God to be.

Courageous leaders.

So far, we’ve offered three principles of Leadership Courage:

One: Courageous leadership is not about skill, technique, or knowledge. It is, most of all, about the presence of the leader as he or she moves through life.

Two: Take full responsibility for your own emotional being and destiny.

Three: Promote healthy differentiation within the church or system you lead.

Today we introduce a fourth leadership characteristic:

Stand, as an exemplar, in the sabotage and backlash that must come.

We’ve been looking at the way Jesus embodied these traits—not for intellectual edification, but to challenge you, Christian leader, to change.

–Kirk Kirlin, from the book “Leadership Courage,” more at www.KirlinCoaching.com/blog/

 

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