Getting Real

Getting Real

How to be a genuine leader.

Overview

Good leaders inspire us. They don't hide their imperfections, but display how they trust God in the midst of them. Those leaders who appear faultless intimidate us. They make us feel defeated before we even start. Remembering that we are sinners saved by grace reminds us that our lives are journeys to be taken one step at a time. If we acknowledge that the Christian life is an ongoing process, there is no room for an attitude that claims we have arrived. An effective leader needs to be authentic, acknowledge weakness, share his or her burdens, and be a good follower.

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 11:27–30; 23:1–28; 26:40; John 15:1–5; 2 Corinthians 12:7–10

LEADER'S GUIDE

• Identify the Current Issue

• Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: God hates hypocrisy.

Teaching point two: God works through weaknesses.

Teaching point three: We are to bear one another's burdens.

Teaching point four: A good leader is a good follower of God.

• Apply Your Findings

• Recommended Resources

ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY INTERNATIONAL

• "The Gift of Being Real" by Caryn Rivadeneira
(November 7, 2007 GiftedforLeadership.com)

Total number of pages

Microsoft Word
GFLS16
$4.95
$0.00

Related

3 Must-Haves for Small-Group Covenants
3 Must-Haves for Small-Group Covenants
Talk through your group expectations early on.
My Small Group Is Better Than Yours!
My Small Group Is Better Than Yours!
Why people love their small groups
Bring Focus to Your Small-Group Meetings
Bring Focus to Your Small-Group Meetings
Get more out of your meetings by narrowing your focus.
Free Market Small Groups
Free Market Small Groups
How this organic ministry structure works
Serving God in Our Jobs
Serving God in Our Jobs
Encouraging your group members with a biblical theology of work
Choose Your Next Curriculum
Choose Your Next Curriculum
Key reminders and questions to consider