Releasing People Into Their Destiny Through Fathering Leadership
Healthy “Fathering Leadership” Raise Healthy Disciples in the home, church, and even in business.
Leadership guru John Maxwell states that, “Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.”
True effective leadership is earned and not based on position or title. Fathering Leadership is the foundation to achieving this healthy, effective influence that empowers others.
Creates secure environments where learning and overcoming are accelerated.
Gain influence in people’s hearts for personal growth and maturity to occur.
Empower people to be equipped into their calling and destiny
These principles apply at the family level, church level, and business level.
Fathering Leadership in Your Family
So let’s see what Fathering Leadership in a family could look like:
Imagine a child who just missed “the cut” to be on the soccer team. Some of his friends made it, but
he didn’t. He feels hurt, lonely, and that he’s fallen short. A loving father embraces him with a love that says, “You still have value even though you didn’t make the team,” washing away the sense of rejection and failure. The father’s empathy further communicates, “I’m here for you with the support you need to improve your skills and reach your dreams. I’m here to help you in any way.”
Rather than attacking his child’s failure, the father is emotionally available to him. This creates a secure environment where identity and behavior have healthy separation.
When our hearts feel safe, dialogue and learning can occur. Therefore, people can grow into their destiny.
Fathering Leadership in Your Church and Business
Fathering leaders can have the same positive effect on atmosphere in church and business organizations just as they do in families.
These church and business leaders are:
Approachable. You can access them for support.
Based in Covering Love. They can display maturity toward the faults of others, using boundaries instead of gossiping, devaluing, or attacking the person.
Dialogue. They can draw people into conversation and take initiative in problem solving and mentoring.
Many people have longed for this type of mentoring and have desired to be this type of leader for those around them. I, myself, was one of those people.
The heart cry of the world is for Fathering Leadership. Simply consider the popularity of television shows today like The Voice and The Biggest Loser. These shows are based in mentoring, equipping, and empowering.
People long to be fathered/mentored — it’s in our natural human makeup.
In 1 Corinthians 4:14-16 Paul speaks of the importance of having fathering leaders and not just instructors or guardians:
I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you have not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
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