Dictionary.com defines a formula as, “A method, pattern, or rule for doing or producing something, often one proved to be successful.” I’m convinced there is a formula every Christian leader need to follow. Some church leaders have followed this formula and others have not. But the leaders who follow this formula see a higher level of results and progress. I have discovered 3 different formulas that can be at work in our life and leadership. Only one bears fruit.
Formula one: Leader –> People
This formula leaves God out of the picture; it’s about a Christian leader using their own power and authority to lead other people. This is a dangers place to be.
Formula Two: God –> Leader
This is about keeping what God has given you to yourself (Self-focused). Only having God flow into you limits your church or ministry because none or little is flowing into your people. This produces minimum, if any, personal or team results.
Formula Three: God –>Leader –>People
This is a simple but essential formula to follow. A Christian leader needs to have God flowing in them (Be the head of the leader’s life), then be flowing into their people. This method produces results on all levels.
The disciples who walked with Jesus understood this. Before Jesus ascended into Heaven, His words to the disciples where, “With my authority, take this message of repentance to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem: “There is forgiveness of sins for all who turn to me.” The book of Acts shares how the disciples started and lead the first church. They Received power and authority from Jesus, then used it to impact other people in a positive way. If we want to be used by God then He needs to be flowing through us and then the leader needs to chose to allow what God gives flow into other people. This is the formula we should strive to follow when it comes to leading.
Question: How do you strive to have God flow in and through you?