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leadership is stewardship

At its core, effective leadership is really stewardship.

As the leader of a church, I am not the owner; I am a steward. God has entrusted to me both human and financial resources and expects me to utilize them effectively. As a leader, I will be judged not only by how I used my own resources but also the resources of those around me.

Did I bring out the best in them?

Did I allow them to grow and expand?

Did I encourage their development?

Did I become a bottleneck, requiring all decisions to flow through me?

Did I inhibit a good idea simply because it wasn’t mine?

How would thinking of leadership as stewardship change the way you lead?