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5 Leadership Questions

Lately I’ve been thinking about leadership more than usual.  I thought I’d share some of the questions I’ve been asking myself for a couple of reasons:  1) they may be questions worth asking yourself, too.  and, 2) I would love to hear any insight you may have regarding some of them.  While some may sound rhetorical, and may actually have been in the past, I am really asking myself some honest questions. 

– Is leadership over-rated?  I have landed on “yes” as my answer, but still chewing on this one (so, maybe this question is rhetorical)

– Why does everybody talk about “servant leadership”, yet so few people really model it?  Why is servant leadership so hard for me to display?

– Is leadership more science or art?  How fluid does leadership need to be….if at all?

– In what ways, if at all, have all the “business-influenced” books, seminars, strategies etc. hurt the church, and Christian leaders?

And here’s the biggie:  As youth ministry continues to morph/revert back to a more organic, relational, less programatic atmosphere, is traditional leadership needed less….or more than ever?

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Kurt Johnston has been involved in junior high ministry since 1988 and is currently the junior high pastor at Saddleback Church in Southern California. He's the author of Controlled Chaos: Making Sense of Junior High Ministry and Go Team! He loves providing resources for junior high ministry almost as much as he loves junior highers themselves.