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The Man, His Marriage And His Ministry

The Man, His Marriage And His Ministry

This Month we shall be learning principles, patterns and practices outlined in the Bible that will help to develop godly character, increase your leadership ability, improve the condition of your marriage, your effectiveness in ministry and motivate your team to embrace the call to pursue the God given assignment designated to your ministry. (We will kindly advise that you come with your wife.) Selah
If you have an inner knowing that God is calling you higher, launching you deeper and stretching you farther, then EQUIP is for you. If you are at the verge of giving up on Ministry, then this EQUIP is for you. If your marriage is troubled and going through an upheaval, this EQUIP is for you. Come expecting God to heal your marriage.
If you need direction, guidance or simply a touch from God, this meeting is for you. If you are burned out, exhausted and frustrated, Just come and God will refresh, recharge and renew your strength. He will also rekindle your sense of purpose and destiny in God. Selah
We say a BIG thank you to all the regular attendees of EQUIP every month. Thanks for bringing others as well as we expand and extend the influence of the kingdom of God together. If you have never been at EQUIP, kindly consider visiting us to experience the impactful teaching sessions and the empowering demonstrations of the Spirit that will radically transform your life and upgrade your Ministry.
Until we see at EQUIP, May God bless you and keep (guard and keep a watchful eye over you). May the Lord make His face shine upon you and be favorable unto you. May the Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you His peace. See you there. Shalom
In His Majesty’s Service,
DWF
The Love Life of a Leader

The Love Life of a Leader

How to identify a Loving Leader

What is Leadership?
Leadership according to the Scriptures is the ability to inspire followership. In other words, a leader is someone others are willing to follow. See Proverbs 14:28 MSG; John 21:1-3
Leadership is influence. Influence is the ability to determine the thoughts, words, actions and behaviors of another. See Matthew 4:19; Acts 4:13. A leader is an influencer. He influences people’s decisions. See 2 Corinthians 12:17-18.
Leaders influence outcomes. A leader is a game changer. He or she is a catalyst of change. A leader is a difference maker.
When a leader shows up, things change for the better. You know you are a leader when your team cannot do without you. A leader moves things forward. A leader brings increase. David was a leader before he had the title.
Leadership is not a position or a title. Leadership is the ability to inspire people towards positive and constructive behavior. Leadership is action. Leadership is the reward for result oriented behavioral patterns. You earn the right to lead when you produce results. See 1 Samuel 18:5-7.
Leadership is a lifestyle. It is the result of following Jesus. See 1 Corinthians 11:1; Matthew 4:19. A leader is a lover. You cannot lead well without love. A leader is a lion and a lamb. As a lion, it means a leader is courageous. As a lamb, it means a leader is selfless and self sacrificing.
We are looking at the love dimension of leadership, which is a view of leadership as a lamb. See Revelation 5:1-12. Every time we sacrifice of ourselves for the purpose of kingdom advancement we gain authority.
See John 10:11: 2 Corinthians 12:14-15 NKJV, MSG, NLT; Mark 8:1-8
  1. Leaders take responsibility for the care and the wellbeing of others. See Matthew 14:15-23; Mark 8:1-8. Leaders are not gain driven. Leaders are good driven.
  2. Leaders are proactive. They don’t need to be told what to do. They do what needs to be done. See 1 Corinthians 9:16-18; 1 Samuel 17:25-26
  3. Leaders seek to use their gifting to serve others. They leverage their power and their influence to bless others. Acts 10:38; Matthew 20:20-28; Luke 22:24-27
  4. Leaders are selfless and self sacrificing. They are willing to lay down their lives for the people they lead. John 10:11; 2 Corinthians 12:14-15: John 15:12-13; 1 John 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-9
  5. Leaders know that they are under authority and are accountable to God. See Ephesians 6:9; Colossians 4:1; Hebrews 13:17
  6. Leaders know that they are stewards. They know that the way they handle their current responsibility will determine their promotion or the growth of their influence. See 1 Corinthians 4:1-2; Matthew 24:45-47
  7. Leaders are life improvers. They seek to make others better. They seek to help people become their best self or help people become better than themselves. Leaders do not compete with their followers, they do whatever it takes to make them better. See Matthew 4:19; Mark 6:34; Matthew 14:14; John 14:12. They seek the joy of others. See Luke 7:11-17; Philippians 1:19-26
The Seven Dimensional Benefits of being a Loving Leader
  1. Power: God entrusts or delegates power to people who have a genuine heart to serve others selflessly. See Matthew 14:14; Acts 10:38; Acts 13:22,36. The more compassionate you are, the more powerful you will be. See 1 Corinthians 12:31; 14:1 NIV,
  2. Riches. God the Father commits wealth to those who love Him passionately and love others compassionately. See Philippians 4:10-19; 3 John 1-8; Proverbs 11:24-25
  3. Wisdom. You will always have wisdom for whatever you love. We are more creative wherever we are passionate. God gives wisdom to those who want to serve others. See 1 kings 3:3-15; Mark 6:34; Romans 9:1-3; Ephesians 3:1-11
  4. Strength. God gives supernatural strength to those who are self giving and self sacrificing. See Isaiah 40:29-31; Philippians 4:10-13
  5. Honor: Honor comes to those who lay down their lives in obedience to God. See Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Peter 5:5-6; James 4:6-7
  6. Glory. There’s a level of glory reserved for those who walk in love. See Exodus 33:11-23; 24:15-18
  7. Blessing. There’s a great blessing in being selfless and self sacrificing. See John 13:17; Psalm 112:1-3; 128:1-3.