This week we are doing something different – we are walking through the book Designed to Lead, with the authors Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck. Over the course of the week, we will release a podcast each day. If what you hear interests you, make sure to order the book here. To learn more about developing leaders in your church, check out the Pipeline conference with Eric Geiger and the Lifeway Leadership team.
In this episode, Todd Adkins, Eric Geiger, and Kevin Peck discuss what it means for the church to be a leadership locus and answer the following questions:
- What is a leadership locus?
- What role has the church historically played in developing leaders in the community?
- How is the church uniquely designed to develop leaders?
- How does the separation of the sacred and secular exhibit itself in good and bad leadership?
- How can churches become a leadership locus for all of life and culture?
“Locus means the center of leadership.”
“The center of where leadership takes place should be the church.”
“There is no organization or institution that should outpace the local church in developing and deploying leaders.”
“We want to make an impact on our city. We want our city to care that we exist. We want our city to feel that we exist.”
“I think the post-Christian ethos that has come into the Western world at least has de-powered our leadership development efforts.”
“The church is the people of God, so we have the Spirit of God. So every believer is gifted by the Spirit.”
“What the church has to offer the world is extremely unique.”
“We are not just called to be disciples, we are called to make disciples.”
“The church is uniquely designed to develop leaders because it actually has the blueprints for how humans are designed to move and to flourish.”
“Humanity was designed to flourish under servant leadership.”
“As we make shepherds in the image of the Great Shepherd, Jesus Christ, we are going to make the best leaders the world has to see.”
“People are beginning to resist the very idea of leadership because they have been so bent by the failure of leaders.”
“Ultimately, leadership is an issue of trust.”
“Something is happening in the church that is creating this dichotomy that says there is a time for spiritual things and a time for secular things.”
Designed to Lead by Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck
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