Two leaders had coffee together recently. After the meeting, one sent the other an email saying,
“I’m thankful for having met another man who has the invitation and freedom to follow his dream – and the dream we understand to be God’s dream for us.”It’s a fact, leaders are dreamers. Sometimes the cogitation may be sweet, sentimental, and superfluous (as in the 1958 Everly Brothers’ song, “All I Have to Do is Dream.” For the video, click here”). At other times, the dreaming is innovative, ingenious and imaginative.
Mary Luttrell writes about leaders as dreamers in the “North Bay Business Journal.” She quotes John Quincy Adams: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
Luttrell continues, “Dreaming describes leaders imagining things that might be, that don’t currently exist — whether it’s a new product or service, a new entity, a new solution to a problem, a better process, or a healthier, stronger company, community or country. Dreaming in this context is the active and purposeful use of our imagination, our creativity and our intuition. Oftentimes, great leaders are called ‘visionaries’ because they are comfortable exploring the unknown, thinking and sensing what might be possible, rather than being content with the status quo.”
Have you thought of Jesus as your visionary leader? Have you dreamt about His call to make disciples and advance the kingdom through you? He said to his disciples what is still being said to each of us, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field” (Matthew 9:37, 38).
Church Leadership Center comes alongside leaders who dream about making disciples, about wanting to reach out, and about wanting to be involved in the harvest. Contact us today, and let’s begin working on leadership dreams together. CLC supports Kingdom dreamers to help bring their visions for leadership development into reality.
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