Today’s post is from Chap Bettis, founder of The Apollos Project which exists to help families and churches pass the gospel baton to the next generation. More info at: https://www.theapollosproject.com/
Chap is also the author of a powerful, equipping book on child raising, The Disciple-Making Parent. You can contact him at Chap at The Apollos Project <email@example.com>
Chap writes, “Years ago I heard Dr. Randy Stinson offer 9 marks of godly leadership for the home….they…set a good direction for Dad’s and Mom’s leadership in the home [and anywhere else].”
9 Components of Good Leadership
A good leader:
1. Casts Vision – “This is where we are going as a family….”
2. Communicates Direction – “This is how we are going to get there.”
3. Provides Instruction – “Here, let me show you how to……”
4. Provides Imitation – “Here, watch me do…….”
5. Provides Inspiration – “Isn’t this (family) great? Isn’t your mother great?
6. Communicates Affirmation – “You are doing well.”
7. Provides Evaluation – “Let’s look at how we are doing.”
8. Provides Correction – “Let’s make a change.”
9. Provides Protection and Provision – “I’ll take care of you.”
Good leadership in the home or church is multifaceted. As a young father, I worked hard on #5 and #6 because they did not come naturally to me. Pick one area that the Spirit might prompt you to grow in.