Houston Forward Times

02 March 2014 Written by  Rev. Manson B. Johnson II

LESSON 3: The Making Of Champion Leaders

Jeremiah 29:10-14

THE BIG IDEA: Champion Leaders are given to make life better for others in the will of God.

BIBLE FACT: Only God can design true leaders in any generation; and when He does they always rise to      

                             the occasion to meet the challenges of the day.

Peter Drucker offers insightful guidance to the church when he calls leadership a peak performance by one who is "the trumpet that sounds a clear sound of the organizations' goals." His five requirements for this task are amazingly reliable and useful for those who dare to lead churches:

(1) a leader works;

(2) a leader sees his/her assignment as responsibility rather than rank or privilege;

(3) a leader wants strong, capable, self-assured, independent associates;

(4) a leader creates human energies and vision;

(5) a leader develops followers' trust by his/her own consistency and integrity.

---H.B. London, Jr. and Neil B. Wiseman, Pastors at Risk, Victor Books, 1993, pp. 227-228.

I. Champion Leaders lead under God’s protection plan in the midst of panic; Exodus 12:1-51

  1. Champion Leaders know how to organize people in preparation of God’s will being executed; vv. 1-11
  2. Champion Leaders desire God’s protection for His people during painful periods; vv. 12-13
  3. Champion Leaders will always keep the Passover memory among the people as a memorial; vv. 14-16; 23-29

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