Friday, 11 November 2011
Henri Nouwen on Leadership
"Too often I looked at being relevant, popular & powerful as ingredients of an effective ministry... However, the truth is that these are temptations.
Jesus asks, "Do you love me?"
Jesus sends us out to be shepherds.
Jesus promises a life in which we increasingly have to stretch out our hands & be led places where we would rather not go.
He asks us to move from a concern for relevance to a life of prayer;
from worries about popularity to communal & mutual ministry;
and from leadership built on power to a leadership in which we critically discern where God is leading us & our people."