As a church, we are passionate about Leading people into an overflowing life with Christ. Our desire isn’t that we simply tell people about Jesus, but that we take people along on our own spiritual journey toward Christ. It’s not simply what we say, but it’s also what we do. This applies beyond just sharing our faith, but also how we lead others.
You see, how you lead, not just what you say, will lead people to Jesus. As leaders, we can oftentimes have a lot to say. From vision casting, to email updates, to simply our conversations with those we are leading. And communication is key to leading others, but what if not just what we said, but how we led pointing people to the Savior of the world? This is actually what Jesus himself said in John 13:35, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” In the context of leadership that means, how you lead, not just what you say.
How you lead will either magnify or mute what you’re saying. If your words contradict your approach, your words lose all value and volume in someone’s life. You can tell those you’re leading they are valuable to you, but if you treat them like they’re expendable, your words won’t mean very much.
On the other hand, the leader that truly does care about those they’re leading, not just in words, but also in their actions is making a statement to their team that speaks volumes. That because leadership isn’t just about what you’re saying, but how you’re leading. Here are a few questions to ask yourself about how you’re leading a team:
- Do your words back up your actions, or do they contradict one another?
- How are your actions, not just your words, leading your team to Jesus?
- What adjustments do you need to make to align both what you say and how you’re leading?