One thing that is very common in group situations between the secular and christian world is the need for strong leadership and direction. It is evident in almost all situations:
- Work (Boss)
- Church (Pastoral Team)
- Ministries (Director/Chairman/Coordinator)
- Marriages (Husband!)
- Group Projects (The most talkative person)
- Sports (Captain)
It is quite easy to notice how well the group is working together and if they are achieving their goals or not, and I must admit a great deal of the success of the group is dependant on the type of leader the group has.
A strong leader is someone that people can follow. Someone who has a vision and can also implement strategies to move towards that vision. He brings a team together and leads by example. There are so many classic examples in history, but the best example is Jesus. He was a man people would follow - for one reason or another. He had a clear mission, He brought His 'team' together and He led by example, living the perfect life and serving all those around Him.
We need strong leaders in our Church today - people who can lead God's people, bring them together as one body of Christ, and be clear and focused on the mission of spreading the Gospel message.