All Black church leadership (lesson eight)

World War I recruitment poster (1915)

Ian Foster’s eighth point went like this:

  • Courage is contagious
    you doing something right/well can inspire others
    at times we need heroes/role models to follow

In some ways this is the positive opposite of #6, and underlines the real importance of leaders modeling the behaviours they want to see in others. I think in churches this applies particularly in finding ways to allow/encourage people to share with each other what they do. Unless John knows how Jim manages to gently speak about Jesus over lunch at his work John may never try…