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Winning The Lost – One Smoothie At A Time…

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Effective Leadership: Lessons From The Lives Of Priscilla and Aquila

A few months ago I was invited to attend a meeting held by an international organisation. It was a lunchtime event. Lunch has a great ability to create leverage with pastors! Pastors and leaders from churches and organisations right across the church spectrum attended.

As I was awaiting the promised lunch, I chatted to the pastor sitting next to me.

He was from a church stream I don’t have a lot of contact with. His church culture is very different to Elim – we would probably say that it is very traditional – but he told me about an event that he ran in a university. He gave away smoothies whilst inviting people to come to church. Something like 100 people turned up the next Sunday.

I was glad he told me that before lunch arrived or I just might have choked on my lamb shank!

I was still thinking about our conversation the next day, and it led me to reflect on a number of other conversations I have had in the last year or so with or about leaders who are very effective but don’t fit the more general perception of what an effective leader looks like. Some of those leaders are effective church planters, skilled people builders and competent administrators.

However, they’re probably not coming to a conference near you. They don’t podcast. They’re not trying to build a platform on social media. In fact, they’re not trying to build a platform at all.

This article was taken from the November 2019 issue of Direction Magazine.

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