Just 3 Questions about Leadership with Andy Crouch

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


Andy Crouch is the author of Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling and Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power. He is also an accomplished pianist, the executive producer of This is Our City and the executive editor of Christianity Today. In this first video, he answers, “Who is the best leader you have ever sat under and why were they so good?”



Andy said that Bob helped him grow by sharing his life with him. He invited Andy and his friends deeper.
  • deeper into pain
  • deeper into justice
  • deeper into joy

How could you invite those you lead deeper into your own pain and suffering experiences, and what do you hope they learn from doing so?
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What are some justice issues close to your heart that you can share with those you teach or lead?
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What is a particular joy of yours that you can offer to others with a contagious excitement? How will it help their walk to join you in this experience?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop leaders?


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


In your own context, where do you have room to allow your students or subordinates to do productive work and take healthy risks?
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How will you offer safety to those whom you are giving space for risk? How will you communicate this safety to them?
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Why is safety in risk so valuable? How will it will help those you lead to crate a measure of safety for their risks? How do you think they will respond?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?


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


Where do you most feel tempted to play it safe? Why is this area a difficult place for you to take risks?
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How has this challenged you to risk? Where will you next take a risk, and why will doing so be beneficial for you?
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What is the most important thing you do to strengthen your Christian faith on a daily basis?


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



Two disciplines that Andy uses to grow his own discipleship are 
  • silence - to get rid of all other distractions and listen to the Lord
  • beauty - to observe significant and meaningful glimpses of God's beauty

What are some common practices of yours that get you in step with the Lord? how often do you do these things?
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What does it do for you and your relationship with the Lord when you make time for these things?
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No two people lead exactly the same way, but 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.