In a word, leadership is influence. We all influence someone, therefore we are all leaders. The question to ask young and old alike is what kind of leader are you being?
Christian leadership is influencing people to come to Christ and to become positive Christian Leaders.
The key to Christian leadership development is helping teens learn who they are in Christ and how Christ lives His life through them to impact our world. A couple of our RA theme verses are Galatians 2:20 and Philippians 2:15-16. I will break down these, and other scriptures, in this series.
To facilitate the leadership process, at Reach America, we have developed five levels of Christian leadership.
We say that a Christian leader L.E.A.D.S.
Level One: Look and See. When people look at my life do they see that Jesus matters to me?
Level Two: Encourage and Serve. Who am I going to encourage and serve today?
Level Three: Adjust/Apprentice. When I sense that God is working in someone, am I willing to adjust my life?
Level Four: Develop Leaders. Are those I am leading, growing?
Level Five: Success. Are those I am leading, leading others?
Over the next several posts, I will take a closer look into each of these five levels.