THE MAKING OF A LEADER-Chapter 2
The basis for lessons: The BIG Picture
- The Church needs leaders. Leaders like those outlined in Heb. 13:7-8
- Leadership is a lifetime of lessons.
Life time of lessons?
- In our attempt to think back on how these leaders lived and died we learn to analyze these lessons.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer
- Dawson Trotman – The Navigators can be traced directly back to his prayer life.
- Watchman Nee
Bird’s Eye View
- Patterns, Processes, and principles are foundational to understanding the analysis of a person’s life.
Patterns – Time lines are useful for studying patterns, and making long term observations.
Processes – When studying processes we analyze process items… inner life lessons that can be God’s way of indicating leadership potential.
Principles – Principles are different from both patterns and processes in that they identify foundational truths.
The generalized time line
- A time-line is an important tool of analyzing the life of a leader, for it reveals the overall pattern of God’s work in a life.
Time-lines are broken into phases
- Developmental phases are units of time in a person’s life.
- Development phases are consistently characterized in at least three different ways.
1) Different kinds of process items occur in different phases
2) Each phase is terminated by a specific boundary event.
3)There is a different sphere of influence.
- Because a development phase can cover an extensive time period, it is helpful to use sub-phases.
- Sub-phases are characterized by boundary events and by small changes in sphere of influence.