Leadership Tips

Dear LWML Leaders,

The next several Tips for Leading with Confidence will focus on Scripture. Confidence in Christian leadership is being grounded in the Word.

Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens (Exodus 18:21).

It didn’t take too long for Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, to see that Moses was in way over his head. The Israelites had been brought out of Egypt, and all of Moses’ time was now being spent mediating their squabbles and issues. Jethro’s advice was to delegate trustworthy men to even out the burden.

Quality leadership looks for and empowers other leaders. The old adage — if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself — is nonsense. You’re not a better leader if you’re doing it all yourself.

A common concern among our groups and zones is that we have trouble recruiting servants to take responsibility in a leadership position. This provides an opportunity to encourage mentorship. "I'd love to work with you and show you the joy of serving in the capacity of ______________." Becoming a mentor to help someone enjoy the benefits of serving in a leadership position can be a rewarding experience. Give it a try!

God's Blessings,
Lois Teinert, Chairman
Leadership Development Committee

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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