Sunday, January 01, 2012

Lessons from Churchill - via Gospel Coalition

In a recent article appearing in the Gospel Coalition, Collin Hansen shares five leadership principles for pastors that he gleaned from a 2009 publication, Winston’s War: Churchill 1940 – 1945. Speaking of the fourth lesson, “You lead by persuasion, not dictate,” Hansen writes that, “Ministry will at times require pastors to exercise their God-given authority, as in cases of church discipline. But most leadership will be exercised by persuading Christians to do what they might not initially want or believe they can do. Consider Paul: invoking his apostolic commission hardly thwarted opposition in places like Corinth and Galatia. Instead he sought to persuade them by the strength of his exegesis (Gal. 3) and his example as a humble follower of Christ (1 Cor. 11:1).” To read the full article go to Lessons From Churchill.

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