This unit explains the importance of connecting love and leadership as well as demonstrates the distinctions between a “board elder” and a “shepherd elder.”Audio File Lecture Outline Detailed Outline
- What are some potential problems a leader may encounter who is highly gifted, motivated, talented, and yet lacking in love?
- Many workers can perform their jobs without love. In what way is it different for a spiritual leader?
- How can love cover over a multitude of a leaders shortcomings?
- Read the following portions of Scripture: Gal. 5:22-23; Eph. 4:2-3, Eph. 4:31-32; Col. 3:12-16. After reading these portions, compose a list of any of the items you sense may be lacking in your life and hindering you from becoming a more loving leader. Prioritize the list, starting with the more urgent needs. Make the list a part of your prayer life as you seek to develop the areas on your list.
- Determine a time (a week, a month) to read 1 Cor. 13:1-7 at least once per day. Ask God to help you make this passage a part of your “DNA” as a loving leader. (Suggestion: In verses 4-7, replace the word “love” and “it” with your name.)
Robert Chapman – Apostle of Love, A Biography by Robert L. Peterson
On Being a Servant of God, by Warren Wiersbe, Baker Books