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.
NOTE: You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource to be distributed in a church or educational setting.
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.
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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