MINISTRY PRINCIPLES & PRAGMATICS

This really seems to be a basic requirement for leadership that I’ve rarely heard. Leaders lead somewhere. They aren’t called “Maintainers” or “Keepers”. They lead people towards a future they can imagine.
If you can’t imagine what the thing your leading could/should look like in the future–your need to ask yourself, “am I leading at all?”
If you can’t even imagine a better future, even if it’s what we’re doing next week, you need to work out whether you’re a leader or not. Imagine what could be — by Gods grace — in the weeks, months, years ahead. Leaders imagine and then invite people to that end.
(But, just because you can imagine a better future doesn’t mean you SHOULD be in leadership).

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