Christian Leadership with Woman

Christian Leadership
By: Dr. Clarita G. Adalem
CWL National Auditor
What is a Christian? What is Leadership?
Christian is one who professes belief in the
teachings of Jesus Christ .
What is Leadership?
Leadership is the
ability to make goodness
operate in the lives of
What is Christian Leadership ? What
should a Christian be like?
There is no finer example for Christian
Leadership than our Lord Jesus Christ. He
declared, “ I am the Good Shepherd”. The
Good Shepherd lays down his life for the
sheep (John 10:11). It is within this verse that
we see the perfect description of a Christian
leader, He is one who acts as a shepherd to
those “ sheep in his care.”
The Good Shepherd always listens . Try
calling to Him if you can’t sleep & He will
indeed give you a good sleep.
“At Joppa there was a woman disciple
called Tabitha, or Dorcas in Greek,
who never tired of doing good or giving
in charity.”(Acts 9:36)
Woman of wisdom
Good homemaker
Woman of great faith
Great leader
Woman of action
At this time Deborah was judge in Israel, a
prophetess.. And the Israelites would come to her
to have their disputes settled (Judges 4:4-5)
Spiritual Leader
Give my greetings to Prisca and to
Aguila, my fellow workers in Christ
Jesus,who risked death to save my life.
It is only I owe them to debt of
gratitudes, all the churches among
the pagans do as well. My greetings
also to church that meets at their
houses. (Rom. 16:3)
Successful & influencial
Truth seeker
Woman of foresight
Charming & persuasive
Indomitable courge
Hospitable & generous
Spiritual leader
What kind of Christian
Leaders are we?
We should be like Jesus who is our
great Shepherd. The Shepherd is one
who has several roles in regard to his
sheep. He leads, feeds, nurtures,
comforts, corrects and protects.
The Shepherd of the Lord’s flock
leads by modeling godliness and
righteousness in his life and encouraging
others to follow his example. Of course,
our ultimate example and the one we
should follow is Christ Himself “
(1 Corinthians 11:1)
“The Christian Leader is one who follows
Christ and inspires others to follow
Him as well”
Just as the Shepherd used his crook to pull a
wandering sheep back into the fold so the
Christian leader corrects and disciplines those in
his care when they go astray without rancor or
an overbearing spirit but with a “ spirit of
“The Lord disciplines those He
loves( Proverbs 3:12) and the Christian leader
must follow His example.
Christian Leadership is a
position of
Service. Christian Leadership is a
Ministry not a management. Those
whom God designated as leaders are
called not governing monarchs but
humble slaves, not slick celebrities
but laboring servants. Those who
would lead God’s people must above
all exemplify sacrifice, devotion,
submission and lowliness. Jesus
Himself gave us the example when He
stooped to wash his disciples feet. A
task that was customarily done by the
lowest of slaves.
If the Lord of the Universe would do that , no
CWL Christian Leader has a right picture to
think of herself as a “bigwig “ of a woman
1. Calling
2. Competence
3. Confidence
4. Character
1. Calling – Heavenly call from God, asking
us where
are you ? And we answer, “ Here I am Lord, I’m
ready to serve for all the Glory of God. When
we have the calling, we are doing What God
wants us to do – or doing the will of God. As
officers of the CWL, we received the call and do
His will. In (John 4:34), Jesus said to His
disciples, “ My call is to do the will of God who
sent Me and to accomplish His work.” The first
order for a Christian Leader is to comply with the
will of God. If one of your goals is to feed the
malnourished, give food, water and clothing, then
everything will be for Him.”
. Competence – a good Christian Leader must be
competent. As CWL officer, you
should be knowledgeable in our
mission and vision and all the
services we ought to do for our
term 2014 – 2016.
A Competent Leader must be:
a. Christ oriented – it imitates the leadership of
Christ, who is the model of leadership.
b. Service oriented- there is authority but it is used to serve
the needs of the community. It does not emphasize
authority, status or power,.
c. People oriented- It gives more importance to
people than to the task or to achievement.
d. Others oriented, not concentrated on self.
Leadership is for others.
The Motto of a Christian Leader is “ J O Y”
e. It is Prayer oriented- A leader has the most
important role in the determination of the
direction, vision or decision of the group. For this,
he needs prayer so that he will be opened to the
guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Confidence –
Even if you have the Calling, and
Competence, success may not occur
to the level that it could if the leader
lacks confidence. You are
Competent- when you know how to
pave the way to the right direction
then you as a leader can be confident
to share, to work together without
being timid or slow.
“Peter said to Him,” Lord if you
command me to come to you
on the water, I will” and He
said “ Come!” Peter got out of
the boat and walked on the
water and came toward Jesus,
but seeing the strong wind, he
became frightened and when he
was beginning to sink, he cried
out, “ Lord save me.”
Immediately Jesus stretched out
His hand and took hold of him
and said, “You of little faith,
“why did you doubt?”
Character –
Leaders with strong Character got High EQ a
good leader should have high Emotional Quotient.
1. Emotions are what make us uniquely human. Intellect is
present even among animals.
2. Emotional relationships are the lifeblood of our
organization the CWL.
3. We work more effectively with people we like- we like them
for how they make us feel good . At a glance, these are the
highlights of relationship EQ:
1. Empathy – is the starting point, the ability to
understand and appreciate the feelings of others. You feel
what your followers feel, if somebody looks worried you
should bother to ask. If you know your CWL members full
of priorities, you ask how you can help. If your members
are happy spend time to be happy with them.
2. Adapting to people
means non- judgmental. As a good leader you
should know that everyone is different. You should not
entertain too many or too high expectations because you
will just be frustrated. You simply take every member as
she is. You respect differences and you adapt.
3. Assertiveness – a good leader is assertive not aggressive.
You can express your feelings, beliefs, and thoughts and
defined your rights in a nondestructive way. Never step on
other people’s toes, You should maintain goodwill.
4. Celebrate and enjoy- Learn to celebrate your
achievements pause and celebrate the completion of a
project before you begin another or just pause during each
project and praise yourself for what you have done well.
5. Proper Delegation – if you delegate, make sure she’s
really assigned to a job she can do well. It requires EQ to
delegate well. You imply that your trust her when you
delegate and you enhance her self – esteem.
The IQ self explanatory guide to delegation has
five ( 5 ) steps:
1. Select the right person for the task.
2. Define what is to be done and achieved.
3. Keep communication lines open.
4. Monitor to the extent necessary and appropriate.
5. Reward person when the task is done well.
The EQ guide however centers
trust and
optimism. You’re a humble
leader, if
you’re not a
influence of
Batman or Spiderman stories,
you can’t do them well, even
moments of weaknesses.
Let us thank the Lord
for all the trials we
overcome in the practice of
leadership. They do not
only make us better and
strong persons they also
character that makes us
usable to work for all the
Glory of God !
As good leaders no
matter how large is our
CWL organization we are
“Leaders with a heart for people
are called Shepherd Leaders “ –
Are you one of them?
The Answer is Big
You and
God Bless

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