THE 5 C'S OF LEADERSHIP
- PS JEREMY CAMPBELL
Leadership Longevity – Leadership that last and leaves a legacy
Leaders must not only concern themselves with how to lead, but they must also address why they are leading and for what purpose. The term “calling” possesses the inherent idea that purpose comes from God to us — not the other way around. With a calling, after all, there must be a Caller. Jeremiah 1:4. It keeps leaders focused, provides accountability to act consistently, inspires them to endure hardships, and ensures that one’s leadership results only in what God wants.
Psalm 78:72 states, “And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skilful hands, he led them.” Just as integrity of heart (i.e. character) is vital to biblical leadership, so are skilful hands (i.e. competence). Competency recognises we don’t have to every skill, but rather understand the common skills required for effective leadership and intertwine our own God given skill sets.
Character is that set of morals that distinguishes one person from another. It is vital to recognise that these traits do not just happen. They actually flow from a deeper structure within us - Proverbs 4:23
Everything has culture and it is you who sets this culture. You cannot build the culture, unless you are prepared to be the culture. Five quick things that build culture –
1. Be a can-do person
2. Serve the Lord with gladness
3. I am not on the gossip train (the mouth of the righteous is the well of life)
4. What I am part of is bigger than the part l play
5. My spirituality is attractive
A biblical leader is an individual called of God to interact with and impact people. People are of immense value to God, more important than anything numeric or material, and our leadership should have the development and transformation of people as its objective.
A biblical leader is a person of character and competence who influences a community of people to achieve a God honouring calling by means of the power of Christ.