Practical Ministry Skills
Being an Authentic Leader
Share your heart without compromising your leadership.
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Authenticity is a tricky subject. Of course we don't want to be fake, hiding our true selves from those we lead, but at the same time we fear sharing too much might compromise our authority as leaders. If we share nothing of our struggles and failures and feelings about complicated issues, we offer an unrealistic model of what it looks like to walk and grow in faith. But if we share too much, we may fail to encourage by example and maintain a position of authority.

This 18-page resource will help you share your heart as a Christian while maintaining your authority as a leader.

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This Resource contains all of the following:

More than a Message
Our churches need to see us live out the gospel, not just talk about it.

Dropping the Mask (free sample)
No one is perfect—including church leaders.

The Biblical Models of Authenticity
Authenticity keeps pastors from hiding too well.

True to Your Calling
Authenticity is more than being ourselves; it's being who God calls us to be.

What Does It Mean to Be "Real?"
The danger of staged worship experiences.

Heart to Heart
People want to know not only what you think but how you feel.

The Authentic Introvert
Introverts in ministry have much to offer the church just as they are.

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Topics:Accountability, Authenticity, Character, Discernment, Vulnerability
Filters:Discipleship, Pastor, Pastoral care, Preaching, Shepherd, Small group leader, Spiritual director
References:1 Thessalonians 2:8, Ephesians 2:1-10, 1 Peter 5:3, 2 Corinthians 12:9-11
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November 13, 2013  1:15pm

This piece will be of great help to develop and grow leaders!

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November 07, 2013  11:16am

Open-up of leadership is a grave risk that worth taking if you want your leadership to be meaningful and productive. A good leader must know who he/ she is - known as self-identification and evaluation. Hence, he / she is accessible to his / her congregation. A good leader has nothing to hide except distroctive information. A leader who is well informed is well formed. A well formed leader can transform his / she church / congregation / members.

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Rajendra Behera

November 03, 2013  1:40am

I found it is really a good trick for a leader to explore his inner strength. Once s/he became confident, nothing would be impossible for her/him to get over the entire audience. Your reference will be helpful for me to face in the interview.

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