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Leadership Equals Teaching

I have recently been sent the following quote from Great Leader, Great Teacher: Recovering the Biblical Vision for Leadership by Gary Bredfeldt:

“We have been hoodwinked. We have come to accept a standard for leadership that actually robs the church of great leaders. The standing-status-success standard is not a biblical standard: it is the world’s standard. Pastors are not to be CEOs, and our best models are not corporate executives, coaches, generals, and presidents. Far from it … the biblical leader is, first and foremost, a skilled and godly shepherd-teacher … Here then is an alternative standard of leadership effectiveness from the standing-status-success model offered by the world. It is a standard that describes leadership in terms of personal relationship, sacrificial care, and secure and abundant provision.” (52, 54)

I don’t know anything else about the book, but I resonate deeply with this quote.

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