Christian leadership is often associated with church-based roles. However, there are many individuals who, like me, live out their Christian faith in leadership roles beyond the stained-glass windows of our church buildings. I enjoy opportunities when I can openly combine my faith in Jesus Christ as my Saviour and my day to day work, so I jumped at the chance of delivering this year’s Germinate Lecture, Salt, Light and Feet of Clay: Celebrating the ministry of lay people.
‘It’s time to end the myth of the complete leader; the flawless person at the top who’s got it all figured out. In fact, the sooner leaders stop trying to be all things to all people, the better off their organizations will be.’
This is a summary of a large ecumenical research report Leadership and ministry, lay and ordained: insights from rural multi-church which explores leadership and the development of the ministry of lay people in rural multi-church groups.
Read the full transcript of George Dunn’s 2019 Germinate Lecture.
You can find more information about, and videos from, the Germinate Lecture here.