Resources For Those Who Lead
Most contemporary authorities lead us away from the simple love of Christ and the leisure of walking beside Him. He lightens burdens, speaks into our needs, holds us, shakes us, teaches us, and sends us.
That’s where you come in. You’ve been called to serve. No matter your audience, flock, or herd, your job is guiding others to transformative faith.
I’ve worked as a leader and with leaders inside and outside of ministry for decades. No matter which flock you serve, one thing never changes:
Many articles, resources, and tips on LynnBaber.com speak about leadership and horses or horse folks, but because all rest on simple gospel principles, they are universally true.
Walking Your Talk
The most important element of leadership is how you share your faith. People don’t believe what you say, they believe what you do or demonstrate. We don’t simply share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we live it.
Thirty years as a horse trainer, most of them working with stallions, taught me to be simple, direct, and own every word, action, and breath. Staring down 1500 pounds of hairy testosterone taught me how to earn faith and focus. I share those lessons with others.
The Parallel Between God and Horses
Unless you have one in the barn, horses are metaphor. They’re as simple and silly as three year old children but wise as Yoda. Horses help us grasp the weight of worthy leadership, understand that limited commitment always produces limited results, and that love is the most powerful motivator.
Testing Your Leadership
The test of your leadership success is the degree to which those you serve are transformed. The challenge isn’t in the knowing, but in the application.
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