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Writings on Christian leadership and leader development by Malcolm Webber


Abusive Leaders and Servant Leaders

Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant …” (Matthew 20:25-26) Jesus said that leadership in the Kingdom of God is fundamentally different [...]

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Why Commission Matters

Leaders must be set apart for the work to which God has called them. Every leader was called to his ministry before the foundation of the world (cf. Eph. 1:4, Jer. 1:5, 2 Tim. 1:9) This calling then becomes known to the leader at some point in his life. For example, God revealed something of Paul’s calling to him at the time of his [...]

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Are Leaders Born or Made?

For years, people have debated whether leaders are born or made. Traditionally, debaters fall into four main schools of thought: The “born-leader” school This approach asserts that genes are the major forces behind leadership. You are either a “born-leader” or you are not. Since the “right genes” are relatively rare, effective leaders [...]

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Building Leaders in Real Life

Leaders who build leaders should themselves be involved in the daily responsibilities of leadership. They should not teach in some artificial environment removed from the real world. Jesus and Paul both conducted extensive and fruitful personal ministries while concurrently building new leaders. A leader wears several distinct “hats” in [...]

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