The Missing Ingredient

Series: Leading With Love
Presenter: Kevin Fitzgerald

Part 1 of 6, this unit explains the importance of love in the life and ministry of the shepherd.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What ingredient seems to be missing in much of today’s leadership training material?
A focus on how to love people.
2. Why is it so important that leaders set a loving tone in their ministries?
Because their disciples will be more likely to adapt a loving tone as well.
3. From Jesus’ standpoint, what is the one thing that really matters on planet earth?

Discuss It

  1. From Ephesians 5:25 and Acts 20:28 explain why leading sheep with love is so vitally important to God.
  2. If you were developing a training course for spiritual leaders, what would the section on “loving people” possibly include?
  3. Considering the difficulty of “people ministry,” how could we seek to ensure that leaders serve from a “healthy soul”?

Apply It

  1. Ask a trusted friend (wife) or colleague if your ministry is characterized by love. Ask where you might need some adjustment.

Digging Deeper

Agape Leadership: Lessons in Spiritual Leadership from the Life of  R. C. Chapman, by Robert L. Peterson and Alexander Strauch.

A Christian’s Guide To Leading With Love by Alexander Strauch, Lewis and Roth Publishers.