The Task of a Leader
If the first task of a leader is to name current reality, what is your current reality?
When we have the courage to name current reality we can begin to claim our purpose. We can also begin to understand our identity. Our purpose is the guiding light for a leader. Connected with identity – the organizational DNA – leaders can help the congregation be learners.
Leading is Learning
All adaptive challenges will require learning. Perhaps our first lesson is to explore the difference between our aspirations and the reality of our local congregations.
Here is a place to begin: What is the congregation you lead saying about itself? What is the congregation actually doing?
Be of good courage. Name the adaptive challenges facing the congregation with the grace and confidence of one who is called to lead.