Just 3 Questions about Leadership with John Bisagno

Who is the best leader you have ever sat under and why were they so good?


Dr. John Bisagno led Houston's First Baptist Church for thirty years before retiring to teach young pastors at Southwestern Seminary's Houston campus.

In this first video, he answers, “Who is the best leader you have ever sat under and why were they so good?”


Explain why who you are is more important than what you say or do. Do you agree with Dr Bisagno's assessment?
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Do you find yourself having to frequently remind people of your position or authority? Why do others need the reminder?
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How can a leader establish his or her authority with love and gentleness? How should the meek leader incorporate toughness into his or her style?
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Leadership is not demanded, but earned and deserved by faithful servants who focus much more on who they are than what they say.

 
What is the most important thing you do to develop leaders?


In this next clip, John answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to develop leaders?"


What are some meetings, activities or groups at your church that could use leadership? What are the best opportunities to give potential leaders a chance to prove themselves?
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Who are the leaders in your church that need to take these opportunities that you listed above? Why is each suited for that task?
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If someone is a leader, they will naturally fill the role when they are given the opportunity.

What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?


 In this next clip, John answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?" 


What do you do for your devotional time? Do you have a schedule or method of study that you typically follow? How well does it work for you?
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John heavily emphasized morning devotional time. Why does the time of day matter for your time with the Lord?
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Rightly developing yourself as a person and a leader means drawing near to Jesus and his cross. Make time to do this every day.

What is the most important thing you do to strengthen your Christian faith on a daily basis?


In this bonus clip, John answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to strengthen your Christian faith on a daily basis?" 


John 10:27 (ESV)

27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


John said that the shepherd's voice is more like an impression than words. How do you sense the Spirit leading you in your Christian walk?
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Who do you know that has amazing discernment? How do you describe the gift of discernment, and how do you see it in this person?
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So much of leadership is about who you are. The effective Christian leader has integrity and sensitively listens to the Holy Spirit.