Sitting here at Oxygen14 in Paul Tripp’s session on leadership in a room of about 200 (mainly guys, mainly pastors). I’d imagine most of these guys were hoping for tips and tricks on ministry skills (much like what I write about on this blog).
But the message of this session is worth re-iterating here… there’s a skill that makes most leaders very uncomfortable. The number one Christian leadership skill is honestly admitting our helplessness and sinfulness to God again and again and again and again – and revelling in God’s amazing grace. That we’d let God be our God.
Yes, that’s a “skill”. But you’ll need the Spirit to train you in it.