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Take me to your Leader

By May 6, 2016 One Comment
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I’m wondering—What did colleges, churches, and ministry organizations do before all the new leadership literature that has clarified goals, objectives, and processes?

Thankfully, we have been blessed with new forms of leadership that clarify the essential issues:

This new paradigm shines a badly needed light on the inefficient processes of human interaction:

It does this by offering creative and easy to understand solutions:

Which lead to new policies that promote human interaction and flourishing, allowing individuals to live out their calling as image bearers of God:

Sure, there are some people who just can’t adjust to this new paradigm:

But in the end this cutting edge vision of leadership, sprinkled with a touch of Bible proof-texting, piety, and spirituality, leads to new intrinsic forms of motivation that will benefit everyone involved:

It does this by introducing new forms of technology that foster collaboration:

As well as a spirit of true community and collegiality:

Not to mention a generous sense of humor that takes blog posts like this in stride. (Am I right?)

So here’s to leadership! Where would we be without it?

 

Jason Lief

Dr. Jason Lief teaches courses in Christian education and youth ministry. A Northwestern College graduate, he served as the chaplain for Pella (Iowa) Christian High School while earning a master’s degree in theology from Wheaton College Graduate School. He also completed a doctorate in practical theology from Luther Seminary. He previously taught theology and youth ministry at Dordt College for 10 years. Dr. Lief is the author of “Poetic Youth Ministry: Loving Young People by Learning to Let Them Go” and "Christianity and Heavy Metal as Impure Sacred Within the Secular West: Transgressing the Sacred.”

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