Why leadership really isn't all that sexy…

Tom Lin says:

“Our culture today places a premium on avoiding suffering. Celebrities and our culture says ‘we want to do some good, but it’s not going to cause me a lot of suffering and it’s certainly won’t cost me my life. The American church isn’t helping much either as we make Christian leadership into a sexy thing, something cool, easy and shallow. We don’t want to engage with suffering ourselves and we certainly don’t teach our youth to engage in suffering…But when we look at scripture, God invites leaders to suffer. When Jesus calls leaders in the Gospels do you notice He always seems to ask leaders to die to the things they care most about.”

Thoughts?  You agree?

Read more and watch Tom on video here…

Todd

Leave a Reply

0 Total Shares
Tweet
Share
Share
Pin
+1
Current Events Humor Leadership Staffing
decliningchurch
Declining and Growing Churches Differ in Theology

A study of growing conservative churches and declining mainline churches found...

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11:  A homeless man rests in a pew at a Times Square church where some area homeless take refuge from the cold on December 11, 2013 in New York City. New York and much of New England has been experiencing freezing temperatures with snow expected this weekend. According to a recent study by the by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, New York City's homeless population increased by 13 percent at the beginning of this year. Despite an improving local economy, as of last January an estimated 64,060 homeless people were in shelters and on the street in New York. Only Los Angeles had a larger percentage increase than New York for large cities.  (Phot
Churches Open Their Doors to the Homeless in the Winter

There are over 550,000 homeless throughout America, and churches throughout cities...

printing-press
Printing Press Helped Martin Luther Go Viral

As Martin Luther posted his 95 theses against the sale of...