Just 3 Questions about Leadership with Jennie Allen

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


Jennie Allen is a Bible teacher who is passionate about inspiring a new generation of women to encounter the invisible God. She is the founder and visionary of the IF:Gathering, a conference designed to gather, equip and unleash the next generation of women to live out their purpose. She is the best-selling author of Anything and Restless, as well as the popular Bible studies, Stuck, Chase and Restless. In this first clip, she answers, “Who is the best leader you have ever sat under and why were they so good?”


Jennie talked about the different women God brought into her life to teach her different things. Take a moment to consider the women who have influenced your life. What did you learn from them? What changed in you?
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Who currently inspires and challenges you to keep growing? Why is it important to surround yourselves with other women who are older and wiser or younger and have less experience than you?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop leaders?


In this next clip, Jennie answers the question, “What is the most important thing you do to develop leaders?”


Jennie talked about speaking truth and affirmation into the lives of those you are developing. As you think about those you lead, how are you affirming them? How do you speak truth into their lives while showing them their potential? How can you teach them to understand that their failures and weaknesses are part of figuring out where they are gifted?
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In what ways can you develop and disciple women the way Jesus did? Does your approach differ from the way Jesus approached it? If so, how?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?


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


Jennie said that her greatest concern as a leader involves maintaining a pure heart while leading others. How do you protect your soul from what Jennie called, “the inevitable lust of success of being known and being great?”
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What tensions or daily fights do you live with? How have they helped you stay on your knees and focused on glorifying God with how you lead?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop you faith on a daily basis?


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


Instead of feeling guilty for not being able to keep her quiet time, Jennie chose to embrace the idea of practicing His presence every moment of her day. How do you feel about that? Does her response differ from they way you respond whenever you miss a quiet time? If so, how?
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Jennie's new mode of connection with Christ "…is to dwell with Him, to run with Him, to do life with Him, to need Him regularly." How do you develop your faith? How has it changed over the years and through different seasons?
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I like Jennie’s approach to difficult moments because she reminds us that “…by their very nature, they scream that we need Jesus, that we need God."

While no two people lead in exactly the same way, there are sound leadership principles that can help you become all the leader God has planned you to be. May God grant you wisdom and grace as you lead others in His service.


If you would like to read more about what it means to surrender everything to God and commit your life to glorifying God, you can find Anything by Jennie Allen HERE.