Last night I did a video sermon for this new series on leadership. I think the topic of leadership has been misunderstood by so many people. The majority of people have always looked at leadership in terms of a position. This is why people who are not great leaders think they are leading because they have the position; and people who have the potential to lead are not leading because they don’t have the position.
If we define leadership in terms of “influence,” then in many ways all of us are leading someone at some point in our lives. John Maxwell, the leadership guru said, “job titles don’t have much value when it comes to leading. True leadership cannot be awarded, appointed or assigned. It comes only from influence and that can’t be mandated.”
His statement is so true. One of worst disasters for a church is when we stick people who do not have the influence but are placed in a “position” (for various reasons) and they either are ineffective or they abuse their authority.
At HMCC we want to raise up quality leaders – people who will influence their sphere of influence – who will impact their family, friends and the world.
The three parts to this series will be:
Part 1 – “Who, Me?”
Part 2 – “But How?”
Part 3 – “Do What?”