A Call to Leadership - Chapters 17-19
By J. Oswald Sanders Meeting date: 5/4/04
Quick prayer by leader to start the meeting.
What plans do you have for the summer?
- In Chapter 17, Sanders talks about compromise, and how as leaders, we can’t compromise our standards for the sake of agreement, getting others to like us, to impress a girl, to meet our own selfish needs. Do you still struggle with compromise and compromising your beliefs/standards?
- How do you handle situations that appear to be impossible? What’s your first reaction? What should it be?
- What’s your reaction to your own failure? To the failure of others?
- As we learned in the 40 Days, and as Sanders writes, “If we succumb to human persuasion and take on more than we should, God will accept no responsibility for the outcome.” When was the last time you delegated an important task to someone else? When was the last time you said “No!” to someone trying to get your time?
- Have you ever had the experience where the leaders of a group, company, or organization, left and the remaining people had to pick up the pieces? What was you “long term” reaction during this time?
- Discipline, providing guidance, initiate, and take responsibility are the responsibilities of leadership. Which do you have the hardest time performing? Which do you have the hardest time performing well? Why?
- “The leader must either initiate plans for progress or recognize the worthy plans for others.” How are you at recognizing the plans of others? Are you and “initiator”?
Pray for the person on your left.