“28 “So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders.” -Acts 20:28 NLT
What kind of leader are you? Are you bold? Do you break the rules and make your own? Or are you comfortable and content with the status quo?
As a leader, it’s easy to sometimes slip into a “comfort” mentality, looking only for stability. You may ask, what is wrong with that? We live in a culture of volatility and uncertainty; what is wrong with trying to create stability? The answer to that question is simple, we have been called to have a growth mindset with a bigger picture end goal in our sights.
We must become disruptive leaders that are constantly curious and ask “why” to alter the status quo and expand our influence. When we hear the word “disruption,” we usually refer to actions that causes an abrupt breakdown. However, the term is also used to give meaning to something that has experienced a major or decisive change. Consequently, “disruptive leadership” is used when referring to individuals that are always looking for better solutions and processes to obtain necessary results.
We must be willing to do what others will not do to accomplish the mission that Jesus has entrusted us with as The Church. Unfortunately, if we desire only stability, we will always watch from a distance or plan but never accomplish His mission.
The Holy Scriptures are filled with individuals who never worry about shaking things up or altering the path to obtain the necessary results. As you lead in the church, what decisive change needs to occur so we can engage and influence more individuals to follow Jesus? Then we must ask ourselves, what are we willing to do about it?