Leadership Friction or Traction?  

Posted by Mike Sharrow

An interesting idea posted on another blog this week about how sold-out leadership and sold-out following of Jesus can put in places that have a lot of "friction" (potential for conflict or failure), but they can also be seized to create amazing traction for the advancement of the Kingdom.

I like the gem of a thought.

You can read it here.

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4 thoughts and responses

Great thoughts. I'm looking forward to hearing the rest of the story tomorrow at Worship.

I thought the excerpt from the blog author's book was pretty bold. It's kinda like, "How do you really feel"? But great points. I think I'll find someone I can borrow the book from.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1590527208/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-link

July 5, 2008 at 9:27 AM
whoops  

Well that link didn't work. Surf to Amazon and search for Confessions of a Pastor.

July 5, 2008 at 9:29 AM
Cheryl St. Martin  

I read the "friction" blog. It's so true but I've never stopped to think about it. It would be like a baby crawling around on the ground, it never does fall. One who cruises furniture and learns to walk, will fall but that doesn't stop the baby. Babies are driven to walk just as we should be driven to follow Christ. We should expect falls and yet look ahead to the walking alongside Him.

July 5, 2008 at 11:56 AM
A Runner  

Chermar,
Sadly, many choose to crawl and stay in presumed safety. Some choose to walk and even run only to fail. Then, the crawlers judge their failure as being such a sad event.

But for the runners, remember how you felt the breath of God against your face as you take yet another step to an even riskier precipice. Each step you take is out of faith and obedience. Believing there is no better way, regardless of the cost counted by the crawlers.

The runner identifies with the breath of God and understands Paul's view that to live or die is but to gain.

July 6, 2008 at 8:15 PM

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