Inner Security of the Overall Leader.
Without this fundamental quality, both teams and church default to the unredeemed human tendency to CONTROL rather than RELEASE. Control does not deliver a missional movement of the sort initiated by Jesus. In our experience of working with many church leaders and in leadership teams, so often our leadership is hampered by an unhelpful level of inner insecurity.
Alternative approach: Aware that some fine word pictures more helpful than diagrams, I add here the text of the same basic message given in St John’s Church in Hamburg in February 2020. On that occasion I was put in a pulpit with no flipchart of powerpoint, so had to use just Jesus’ word pictures. The principles here are so important and foundational to everything else that I want to repeat myself but in a different style: Mistaken identity – ‘Inner Security’ of leaders: with WORD PICTURES