Today, we give up on congregations that we declare are out of touch with the culture. We run to big, successful places with marquee-name leaders to find out how to be successful. In so doing we are going in exactly the opposite direction from everything we see in the Biblical narratives. We have forgotten that God's future often emerges in the most inauspicious places. If we let our imagination be informed by this realization, it will be obvious that we need to lead in ways that are different from those of a CEO, an entrepreneur, a super leader with a wonderful plan for the congregation's life. Instead, we need leaders with the capacity to cultivate an environment that releases the missional imagination of the people of God.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Leading in Different Ways
A money quote from The Missional Leader by Alan Roxburgh and Fred Romanuk:
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