By Bill Hybels
Are You a 360-Degree chief? Three-hundred-sixty-degree leaders do not simply direct their reward of management south, to the folks lower than their care. additionally they discover ways to lead north by way of influencing people with authority over them, and to steer east and west by means of impacting their friends. yet most significantly, they preserve the compass needle headquartered by means of prime themselves---by holding their very own lives in track to allow them to supply greatest path for others. within the most crucial e-book he has ever written, invoice Hybels stocks what he has discovered approximately Christian management within the approximately thirty years he has pastored Willow Creek. brave management bargains management options which have been confirmed and subtle within the trenches. better of all, it grants the very essence of 1 of present day most appropriate Christian leaders---his fervent dedication to evangelism and discipleship and his zeal to motivate fellow church leaders while he seeks to maintain turning out to be as a pace-setter himself. 'The neighborhood church is the desire of the area, and its destiny rests essentially within the palms of its leaders,' Hybels insists. If unchurched humans topic to you . . . in case you love seeing believers serve passionately with their non secular presents . . . if God's heartbeat for the church is your heartbeat to boot . . . then this booklet is a needs to. brave management will persuade you to guide with all of your may perhaps, your whole ability, and all of your religion. and it'll provide the instruments to just do that.
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Fred, will you help us? Sally, we could use your expertise. Frank, we need a piece of equipment that you could provide. Dan, we’d love to have you join our board. ” Sometimes our “big ask” requires a person to trade a lucrative position in the marketplace for a lower-paying ministry role or move from a city they love or accept a challenge that stretches their gifts further than they think they can go. Leaders need to acknowledge the sacrifice involved. “I know this is no small thing I’m asking.
So let’s meet for the next eight Saturday mornings and figure out together, under the direction of the Holy Spirit, where God wants us to lead this church. “We’ll start by studying Acts 2 and asking God to give us the pictures, ideas, and words that capture his vision for this church. Then when we present it publicly we will be of one heart and one mind, and hopefully, the rest of the congregation will buy in. If some people don’t resonate with the vision, we can talk to them one-on-one and give them time to process the potential changes.
The human death rate still hovers around a hundred percent, and I doubt that I will be an exception to that statistic. Neither will you. So, we both need to understand that one of the greatest gifts we leaders can give our churches is a clear, God-honoring vision that will outlast us. Someday the elders of Willow Creek will begin the search for the next senior pastor. I fully expect that they will 48 A L e a d e r ’s M o s t P o t e n t We a p o n approach the candidates and say, “Here’s what Willow is about.