Leadership

Prayer as Work

Leadership by Christian women should look radically different than any other type of leadership, because Christian women understand the power of praying. Prayer may be the hardest work Christians do to lead effectively in a world that has moved away from God.

Minette Drumwright, in her book The Life that Prays, makes a case that prayer should be a strategy with two major purposes: “(1) to know God in Christ intimately, to love Him increasingly, and to become more like Him; and (2) to participate with Him in what He is doing in the world.”

Communication Talk

As children, we learn to communicate naturally by trial and error. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak, gives us a perfect example when Max’s mother calls him “WILD THING!” and Max says, “I’LL EAT YOU UP!” At that point, she sends Max to bed without his supper. Then, as we often do, he sails off in his dreams to another land where Wild Things live. He creates a rumpus until he tires of playing and tells the Wild Things, “Now stop!” Having his boat anchored back home where he is loved and where he can now smell dinner, Max decides to sail back home.

Eternity-Based Leadership

It is no secret that I’ve focused much of my life on results-based leadership, which, as I walk more closely with Jesus, doesn’t seem to be biblical. Often this pull for results comes from my deep desire to be found worthy in my job. I desire to be considered a bargain—pulling more than my weight and contributing significantly. Yet, as I read Scripture today, I find something different.

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