Filtered by: Christian Leadership <Back to previous page ‘Day 1 affects day 100’by Jean Johnson. According to Don Cormack, the author of Killing Fields, Living Fields, the Protestant Church in Cambodia grew in the 1950s and early 60s to two thousand people... An interview with the Eco-bishopsThe Eco-bishops are a group of Anglican bishops from around the world, speaking out together about climate change. Footsteps had the privilege of interviewing them about their work. B10 Developing leadership skillsEffective Christian leaders inspire their followers, encouraging them to develop as individual Christians and to put their faith into action. The… B7 The demands of leadershipPeople often choose strong individuals with influence and wealth for leadership positions. Leadership involves taking responsibility for decisions… B8 A biblical model of leadershipThe Bible gives many examples of how God provided leaders for his people. Jesus is the role model for all leaders. He had more power, wisdom and… B9 Servant leadershipJust before Jesus began his ministry, he was led into the desert, where he took time to reflect and consider his role. He was tempted to abuse his… Bible studiesThese Bible studies are designed to use in small groups. They may provide a useful introduction to a meeting where different topics from the Guide… Bible studiesThese Bible studies are designed to use in small groups. They may provide a useful introduction to a meeting where different topics from the Guide… Bible study: Preparing ourselves to leadPreparing ourselves to lead By Ábia Saldanha Figueiredo. Jesus Christ has been present through the course of history and remains unchanged through time and generations. He formed a group of apostles. He chose 12 people. Bringing out the best in peoplecompiled by Helen Gaw. Different styles of leadership are needed at different times for different people. When leading, it is important to adapt to the needs of each individual. This is true whether the relationship is one of employer and employee in the workplace, or team leader and volunteer in a community project. Developing future leadersby Henrietta Blyth. Leadership makes or breaks groups of any size - from small community groups through to large organisations. An effective leader can turn a disorganised group into a great one, while a poor leader can destroy a group which may have been effective for many years beforehand. All groups thrive with good leadership and become ineffective or fall apart with poor leadership. I didnt want to be a leaderby Lynsey Pollard. The earthquake in Haiti on 12 January 2010 caused widespread devastation. Families and communities were torn apart. As people wandered around the streets, homeless, starving and terrified, natural leaders emerged among the survivors. These new leaders mobilised people to concentrate on their families and immediate needs rather than everything they had lost. Leadership and team workby Andrew Gwaivangmin. If community organisations are to grow sustainably then more leaders will be needed who are trained and mentored. African communities, like communities elsewhere, often have individuals who may not be formally recognised as leaders yet who can and do exercise leadership. One common challenge is taking people who are strong in certain technical skills and putting them in leadership positions. It is good to do this, but without any leadership training or support through ... Leadership styles a gameby Tulo Raistrick and Helen Gaw. This is a good way for a group of people to learn about the effects of three different leadership styles on how a group works together. LettersAn idea for helping people to keep vaccination appointments I would like to share a little of our experience in the context of our expanded programme on immunization. During the sessions I give my mobile phone number to the mothers, and I suggest that they put my number on their mobile phones under: 'Vaccination' and not under my own name. Each time a woman misses an appointment I send a text message, and that comes up as 'Vaccination' on her mobile phone. Today this system is reducing ... Nonformal training for leadersOur beliefs shape what we think leadership should be like and how we lead. For this reason leadership principles are often taught from the perspective of a particular faith. In this article Dr Sam Thomas shares his experience of training Christian leaders. Pedalpowered washing machinescompiled by Helen Gaw. An innovator comes up with new ideas and puts them into practice to test them. Sometimes innovators are ridiculed because their new ideas seem crazy to other people, but most of us benefit every day from the discoveries made by innovators. Innovators are leaders in the field of ideas. Young people sometimes come up with the best innovations - perhaps because they have not become used to the already tried-and-tested ways of doing things. Resources Running an organisation effectivelycompiled by Helen Gaw. One important area of leadership is governance. Organisational governance is the process of overseeing an organisation. It involves making sure the organisation's work is done effectively and well. Often, it is a legal requirement for a registered organisation to have some kind of governing body. Shared leadershipby Dr Colleen Beebe Purisaca. Peace and Hope International developed from a Peruvian initiative and works with organisations from around the world. So it is important that our leadership reflects our roots in Latin America and our goal of working across cultures. Sharing the visionby Rick James. Joyce Banda attributes her empowering leadership style to some difficult and humbling experiences in the early years of leading the National Association of Business Women (NABW) in Malawi. Three skills for effective leadershipThe day-to-day challenges of leadership can be as great as the challenges of vision, strategy and big decisions. However, often these challenges are less obvious. Here we share some advice on working effectively and motivating others in your day-to-day work.