Leadership Principles from the Bible (12/09/15)

IMG_8792Principle: In Order To Lead Effectively The Christian Leader Must Be Organized.

“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”

1 Corinthians 14:33

God is a God of order and not chaos. In order to effectively lead the people of God, there must be organized leadership administration.

It is not hard to figure out that the enemy likes disorder and the Christian leader knows it. It is a sign of foundational leadership problems in the church when disorder is present. Believe it or not, when people visit a church, they are looking at the organization of the church, even if they themselves are not aware of it. They are looking at the maintenance of the building and how the worship service progresses. The unsaved are watching the church in their community more than we might think. They would be the first ones to point out the lack of organization, and it can be a stumbling block that could prevent them from attending another service at the church.

Some Christians would question if the leaders of that church are lazy, or if they just do not care about the lack of professionalism that they are presenting in their disorganized way of “doing church.”

What else they might be willing to compromise? The authority of Scripture? The inerrancy of the Word? Or maybe its sufficiency? Some Christians would not become a member of a church that is disorganized. It is a sign of a lack of leadership in the church.

With no organization, a leader can have ten things going on with nothing being accomplished. By having an organized ministry, the leader can cut down on their stress. So as leaders in ministry, it is important to be administratively minded and lead an organized ministry that will effectively reach the lost for the glory of God.

 

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About Peter van Brussel

Peter is the Director of For His Glory Prison Ministry. Peter holds a BA in Pastoral Studies from Southwestern College, a MA in Theological Studies, and a M.Div. from Liberty University. Peter is married to Niki, and has two children. He has been saved by grace and seeks to share the Gospel with those who have been forgotten.
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