In this leaders training Jake Fletcher talks about the different types of people, whether they are free or formulated types of thinkers and how that affects our interactions with disciples and how both are integral and important in leading disciples better.
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In this leaders training Jake Fletcher talks about our need as leaders on project to not only lead our disciples but to listen and engage them. He prefaces this talk with the statement "you are set free from the burdens of leadership positions through the gospel centered freedom of servant hearted leadership to be friends with disciples". A long intro to be sure, but one that helped to outline our freedoms from the burden of leadership and to just simply love on and engage the disciples on project.
In this leaders training Paul Poteat talks about leadership and three points that leadership breaks down into. Paul explores Numbers 16 and shares about Moses and the Israelites and how Moses' leadership was challenged, and moves the lessons learned in that passage and applying them to the lives of the STP leaders.
In this talk Matt Reagan talks to the leaders about being leaders this summer at STP. He addresses being fearful and flawed when trying to lead the disciples, but also how in being fearful and flawed God uses it for his glory.
In this talk Eric Lonergan talks about vulnerability in being a room/project leader and the mindset it takes to help lead and disciple the people on project. He unpacks this using the verses of that week and talking about how the gospel impacts leadership.
In this talk, Dan walked us through the story of Elijah when he challenged the prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18-19. Elijah showed both great courage in the Lord and in trusting the Lord to show Himself when he challenged the prophets of Baal, but he also showed great fear in running from Queen Jezebel when he saw that God's mighty miracle did not cause the whole nation to repent. Dan drew out a number of comforts from the story: 1. God is more committed to His glory than we are. 2. God will break your arm to show you more of Himself. 3. All things work together for your good if you are in Christ and called according to His purposes.
Conclusion: Take "risks"! Our God is Yahweh, so jump into the story.
Dan shared with us about the servant-hearted, humble leadership of Epaphroditus who worked with Paul. He travelled 800 miles to bring support to Paul while he was in prison. Dan challenged us to be like Epaphroditus, servant-hearted, humble, plodding visionaries.
Dan speaks to us about the story of David and Bathsheba and draws out the Biblical principles behind repentance and humility in leadership. 2 Samuel 11-12
Jack Thompson encourages us to start thinking for our campuses and gives a list practicals to intentionally engage the campus for Christ.
From 1 Thessalonians 2:5-12 Jack Thompson begins by showing us the two pitfalls of flattery: saying what we don’t need to say in people pleasing and refraining from saying what we need to say because of our fear of people. Encouragement is different from flattery because it is not self-seeking or even other-seeking, but because it is gospel-seeking. True encouragement points people towards God.
Jack Thompson defines burdens as our standing before God. This roots out the possibility of comparing ourself to others, but instead leads to acts of encouragement that points to Christ.
Steve Shadrach, author of Brown Like Coffee and Fuel and the Flame, came in as a guest speaker and gave a outside perspective of Campus Outreach. Shadrach encouraged the leaders to calling of a vision, not a label.
Eric Lonergan explores two possible selfish tendencies of leadership, oppression and neglect. Oppressive leadership causes disciples to flee while negligence weakens our integrity.
Eric Lonergan draws from the account of Gideon, pointing that “God uses us despite us, not because of us.” Leaders rejoice in the progress and joy of their disciples because of God’s grace, not because of our strength.
God proves Himself faithful despite our unfaithfulness. Eric Lonergan encourages us to fight to remember that we are sick and see the Lord our god who is fighting for us (Joshua 23:3-6).
In this talk Eric Lonergan encourages thinking for others and depending on God for strength, drawing from illustrations in the book of Judges including Samson and Gideon.