Spiritual Versus Secular Concepts • Spiritual leadership is more complex. • Is altruistically for Christ.
Spiritual Versus Secular Concepts • work relationship is ultimately accepted and executed voluntarily “submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.”Ephesians 5:21
Spiritual Versus Secular Concepts • work relationship is ultimately accepted and executed voluntarily “Your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your power, in holy garments; from the womb of the morning, the dew of your youth will be yours.” Psalm 110:3
Spiritual Versus Secular Concepts • working relationship is ultimately accepted and executed voluntarily “Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”1 Peter 5:5
Study Biblical Leadership Examples • Paul we learn that a great leader doesn't lose heart, but presses on. • Moses demonstrates the impact of a clear vision sustained by God's power. • David inspires us to face giant obstacles with faith and courage.
Study Biblical Leadership Examples • Background-Nehemiah. • Judah fell captive to Babylon in 586 B.C. • 536 B.C. Cyrus allowed the Jews to return. • Zerubbabel- lead rebuilding the temple. • 458 B.C. Ezra the scribe was instrumental in restoring the law. • 445 B.C. Nehemiah, returned.
Nehemiah's CHARACTER For Effective Leadership • Genuine Concern For The People's Welfare. • He Was A Man Of Intense, Heart-felt Prayer. • He Exhibited Keen Foresight.