Leadership As An Identity

April 22, 2010

Dr. Crawford Lorritts wrote one of my favorite leadership books – Leadership As An Identity. Dr. Lorritts is the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, GA. He also teaches leadership at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

In his study of leadership he found that four consistent characteristics marked distinctively Christian leaders. They live from and lead with these characteristics. Dr. Lorritts organized his book around these four characteristics.

The four characteristics are:

1. Brokenness – a conscious, core awareness that you need God in all things.

2. Uncommon Communion – a deep heart connection with God.

3. Servanthood as An Identity – when you embrace servant leadership not as a strategy, but as an identity.

4. Radical Immediate Obedience – Obedience acknowledges the supremacy of God over all things including the affairs of your life and the work/mission.

This is a great book, full of godly wisdom that you should seriously consider adding to your library.

One last quote from his chapter on Authentic Humility:

“Humility is the intentional recognition that God is everything to you, and that you are nothing without Him. It is the acknowledgment that life is not about you, and that the needs of others are more important than your own.”

Question – as you lead in ministry, is your leadership marked by these four characteristics?

Have a blessed day today,
BG

4 responses to Leadership As An Identity

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    Praise the Lord Pastor – so good to hear. Pastors are near and dear to my heart and that of Life Action. Will pray for you in your journey with the Lord.
    BG

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    Norman Earhart April 22, 2010 at 8:58 am

    I am doing what Jesus said to do in the Great Commission in the love God has shown me as a Pastor called taught by God and to teach all by email and the world wide web. I am available to teach were ever God leads. Praise God!

    The four characteristics are exactly what God is teaching me.

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