Leadership Tips

Dear LWML Leaders,

Confidence in Christian leadership is being grounded in the Word.

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness (Romans 12:3–8).

A leader is part of an organizational structure. The leadership role is not a more important or more integral role than anyone else plays. It is so important to recognize that a leader isn’t above anyone else, but works beside the rest of the group to meet everyone’s goals.

The system operates efficiently when everyone is using their God-given gifts to fulfill their role. Your job as a leader is to equip and empower women to bring more and more of their gifts to bear on their position — and, by doing so, you are leading more diligently.

God's Blessings,

LWML 2019–2021 Leadership Development Committee
Marie McNary
Sherrie Smith
Lois Teinert, Chairman
Marie Chow, Vice President of Organizational Resources, Advisory

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