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S PIRITUAL L EADERSHIP - L EADING F ROM A S ANCTIFIED H EART By L. Roo McKenzie, Ed.D. Education Evangelist, SECC Covenant Consulting Concepts.

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1 S PIRITUAL L EADERSHIP - L EADING F ROM A S ANCTIFIED H EART By L. Roo McKenzie, Ed.D. Education Evangelist, SECC Covenant Consulting Concepts

2 S TRATEGIC D ESIGN OF T HIS W EBINAR Solution-Focused Leadership (SFL) Harvard Business Model (HBM) What is the problem? Why is the problem? What are the solution options? What will we do? Abilene Paradox

3 H YPOTHESIS – D IFFERENTIATED LEADERSHIP ** There is a significant difference (the margin of excellence) between the leadership style and outcomes of those who lead from a sanctified heart and those who lead from an ego-centered heart. (David and Saul, Elijah and Jezebel, John and Judas) “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him” (II Chron. 16:9) Spiritual leadership is not self-emergent. It needs a trigger (conversion, humility, integrity & sincerity) to ignite it

4 THINK ON THESE THINGS SOLUTION - FOCUSED L EADERSHIP The world will be an amazingly better place when the power of love replaces the love of power Pathology of Power: Since the fall man, we have sought independence from God’s control, as though we were gods ourselves, and could control our own destiny.

5 C HALLENGE : LEAD FROM A HEART OF LOVE Only God has the perfect balance of love and power. In humans, there is an inverse relationship between love and power: the more love one has the less power he desires and displays, and the more power one desires and has, the less love he displays.

6 L EADERSHIP R EALITY “We can’t lead someone else to the light while we are standing in the dark.” “Dead hearts cannot revive cold hearts.” “A leader ought to be sincere, whether he means it or not.”

7 S PIRITUAL L EADERSHIP : F IRST T HINGS F IRST EZRA – A man of Priorities plus! “Despite their fear of the peoples around them, they built the altar on its foundation, and sacrificed burnt offerings on it to the Lord, both the MORNING and EVENING sacrifices.” (Ezra 3:3) The ALTAR will ALTER your past, present, and future.

8 A UTHENTIC L IVING & S PIRITUAL L EADERSHIP CPA- C ERTIFIED PRIVATE / PUBLIC APOSTLE KFC – K NOWN FOLLOWERS OF C HRIST H Humility: A sacred garment that can be worn with any outfit (“The sweetest, lovliest flower…”) When worn as under and outer wear, it will leave you naked of pride, ego, and selfish ambition I Integrity : With or without integrity, nothing else matters Integrity and transparency are twin brothers T Teachability : Willingness to learn, trainable, pliable When we cease learning, we also cease growing


10 T HE N EHEMIAH M ODEL OF S PIRITUAL L EADERSHIP The Nehemiah Moment: A vision born of God becomes a moral imperative Before he undertook to build the wall, he built his life spiritually Nehemiah served an heathen king with integrity*** (He was a man of the inner core) Nehemiah was serving in enemy territory When he heard the report of the state of Jerusalem, he went into action immediately – Prayer (Neh. 1:5) Prayer is an acknowledgement of man’s inadequacy and God’s sufficiency

11 “P RAYER - WORKS ” IGNITE H EAVEN ’ S F IREWORKS ! “If My people who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (II Chron. 7:14) Man’s Part: Humble and pray Seek and pray Turn and pray God’s Part: Hear and forgive Heal their land – that healing is all-inclusive

12 L EADING THROUGH P RAYER : M OTHER T HERESA ’ S P RAYER Dearest Lord, May I see You today and everyday in the person of each patient, and whilst nursing them, minister unto You. Though You hide yourself behind the unattractive disguise of the difficult patient, the irritable, exacting, and unreasonable; May I still recognize You and say, “Jesus, my patient, how sweet it is to serve You.” Lord, give me this seeing faith. Then my work will never be monotonous. I will find joy in humoring the fancies and gratifying the wishes of my patients.

13 M OTHER T HERESA ’ S P RAYER O, beloved patient, how doubly dear you are to me, when you personify Christ. And what a privilege is mine to be allowed to serve You. Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative of the dignity of my vocation and its responsibilities. Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way to coldness, unkindness, impatience. And O God, while You are Jesus my patient Deign also to be to me a patient Jesus, Bearing with my faults, looking only to my intention

14 M OTHER T HERESA ’ S P RAYER Which is to love and serve You, in the person of Your sick. Lord, increase my faith, and bless my efforts, and my work, now and forevermore. Amen! Jabez: “O that You would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain. And the Lord answered His request.” (IChron. 4:9/10)

15 S PIRITUAL L EADERSHIP I MPERATIVES God GraceCompassionCourage Personal Transparency

16 N EHEMIAH ’ S M ODEL OF : L IVING Y OUR L EADERSHIP Courage: Obstacles can make us work smarter and live wiser Compassion: He never demanded (5:18) Transparency: spiritual leadership is a glass house Grace: Nehemiah found grace in the king’s eyes “O Lord, God of Heaven”

17 T HE DNA OF N EHEMIAH ’ S M ODEL OF S PIRITUAL L EADERSHIP Prayer: Counselor Prayer: Fuel Prayer: Weapon

18 T HE C ONCLUSION : S PIRITUAL LEADERSHIP V S. “E GO - SHIPPING ” Spiritual leadership is not something you do. It is something You are! If you doubt that there is a significant difference between the life and outcomes of spiritual leadership, take a moment to compare the life of David and Saul, Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar. “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (I Peter 5:5). First Prayer of Nehemiah: Neh. 1: 5-11

19 L ET ’ S D O I T ! “J UST DO IT !” “ W HATEVER HAPPENS, CONDUCT YOURSELVES IN A MANNER WORTHY OF THE GOSPEL OF C HRIST.” P HI. 1:27 Align talk & walk Call a sacred assembly” (Joel 2:15) Believe, Behave, & Bow Align profession and practice U R the gospel! Confess Commit Behavior follows belief Give God the Glory (Jn. 12:32)

20 S ERVICES AND C ONTACT I NFORMATION Services: Strategic planning for schools and churches Leadership seminars/workshops Teacher in-service Education rallies/sermons Children’s ministries Keynoting & motivational speaking Colloquiums Personal and organizational mission statement development Custom poems for individuals and special occasions Contact: L. Roo McKenzie, Covenant Consulting Concepts Phone: 909.496.3135

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