What is an autoimmune disease? Immune Response Hypersensitivity Reaction A reaction to “normal” body tissues
Symptoms of “Sick” leadership o Fatigue o Fever o General ill-feeling (malaise)
A description of an Autoimmune Church: o Antigens = Competitive o Bacteria = Entitled o Viruses = Fear o Toxins = Confusion o Cancer Cells= Shortcuts
Autoimmune disorders may result in: The destruction of one or more types of body tissue o Leadership ideas that are not “traditional” o Thinking that is “outside of the cubicle”
Abnormal “GROWTH” of an organ o Church Services that are not held at 11am and do not fit the normal profile of the SDA Church …. o Leadership styles that are fresh and exciting, and still follow the 28 fundamental beliefs….
Lack of Servant Attitude o The first shall be last… o The lowest seat… o Servant Leadership o Relationships (lack of) o The Golden Rule
Reduce symptoms Control the autoimmune process Maintain the body’s ability to fight disease
Why Unity in Leadership? o To promote Kingdom Building o To present a United Front o To fight against those who oppose the Kingdom
What principles and factors makes a good leader? Leadership 999 A “God” Leader W “H”olistic Care
God’s calling of a leader matches His empowerment. This means that leaders must be fully equip, (Academically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally, etc.) to stand before His people.
In order to garner appropriate unity; Leaders must expect criticism and sometimes must confront. Leaders must not only endure change, but must create change. Effective leaders identity with the sins and failures of their people.
Leaders can be compared to both watchmen and shepherds. Great leaders never lose their ability to empathize. Successful leaders find memorable and creative ways to communicate truth.
Leaders must cling to their God given vision even when the people stray. Leaders must spend constant time and attention in communion with God to find out what the vision should be.
Poor Leadership Undermines Unity Bad leaders do exist in the church, how do we address this? Move, Remove, Adjust, Change, Treat
Teachability: to keep leading, keep learning. Righteous leaders with integrity can remain optimistic. Responsibility: Like it or not, the buck stops with the leaders. Responsibility is foundational for true unity within the sphere of leadership.
Speaking hard truth without compromise. Jeremiah 8:1-13 Attitude: leaders don’t get lost in the problems. Jeremiah 12:1-4 What happens to leaders who mislead and damage others? Jeremiah 14:14-16
The law of connection: leaders must achieve reception, not rebellion
“There is no known prevention for most autoimmune disorders”. But …….The Blood of Jesus …..
With what shall I come before the L ORD and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the L ORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the L ORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:6-8
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