In the last blog, we discussed everyone's R.O.L.E. in disciple-making leadership. You may be thinking that is all well and good but HOW do you approach someone to start that relationship?
You may be thinking that my definition for DmL makes sense but that I really cannot make a case for it outside of Jesus Christ and the Great Commission in Matthew 28. Now, we will dig into that specific and well-known passage later, but I want to prove a point - the New Testament is filled with examples of DmL.
In a few earlier posts, I set the table for Disciple-making Leadership (DmL) by sharing how we need less leadership theory and more leadership actuality. We then looked at the greatest leader of all time - Jesus - and how His entire life was based on creating disciples to carry His message of redemption.
In the last blog, I talked about the difference between leadership theory (an intellectual exercise) and leadership actuality (an application exercise). We have an abundance of theory, which has accomplished little, and we need much more actuality. I closed with a hint of what was coming in this entry - DmL
Two unrelated elements have contributed to this blog and its specific title - Leadership Actuality. First, there are books. I love them and have a bunch of them. This year, however, I've set a goal not to purchase a book this year. Why? Simple - instead of reading something new, I need to apply the learning that I already have. This will be a year of revisiting things I have already read.