Community Leadership – Scripture

When it goes well with the righteous, city rejoices, when wicked perish, there’s joyful shouting. Proverbs 11:10-11
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when a wicked man rules, people groan. Proverbs 29:2


Communities were created for the common good. We can work together to make communities better. Obstacles to the common good can be overcome by building bridges together. What kind of bridges need to be built so that our communities work better?

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Private Sector: Profit-Making Businesses

Public Sector: Education, Government, Military

Social Sector: Family, Non-Profits, Faith Communities

Private Sector provides primary funding for Public and Social sectors

Bounded Set

Working Together in Community

“Bounded Set”: “Believe Same Things” vs
“Centered Set”: “Care About the Same Things”

Centered Set

Strategy: To Create Community Movements,
Encourage, Support and Innovate with Innovators and Early Adopters:


Convene Community Leaders

Consider the Spiritual Climate:  Church Leaders, Business and Community Leaders who are Christians.   Connect with people of goodwill who are not people of faith. Consider responses of ungodly people.

Consider the Residents and Guests:  Families, Seniors, Youth, Children, Tourists.

Want to work together? Seek mutually-beneficial win-win partnerships

Potential Centered-Set Groups

People: Children, Youth, Families.
Economy: Business, Healthcare, Military, Education.

Issues: Drugs, Homeless, Hunger, Poor, Housing, Trafficking.
Service: Caring, Volunteers.

Better Together Components – Can we work together?

  1. Passionate Vision – For The Community
  2. Heart Commitment – For The Community
  3. Shared Purpose – For The Community
  4. Humble Leaders – Can’t do it myself, nor should I
  5. Mutual Trust – Work together based on skills, interests, and capabilities.*
  1. Big Dreams – For The Community
  2. Leverage Resources – Use what we have
  3. Prayer – For The Community
  4. Connected Gatekeepers – Work with other leaders
  5. Grassroots Impact – Everyone has a part
  6. Sustained Focus – Innovation
  7. Unity – One Body, Many Parts

Seek the Lord for His Strategies

“Seek peace and well-being for the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf; for in its peace (well-being) you will have peace.”  Jer 29:7 AMP

“This is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, remove the chains that bind people. Share your food with the hungry, give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, do not hide from relatives who need your help. “Then salvation will come like the dawn, and wounds will quickly heal. Your godliness will lead you forward, the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind. Then when you call, the Lord will answer. ‘Yes, I am here,’ he will quickly reply. Isaiah 58:6-9 NLT

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, the Lord anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. sent me to bind up brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for captives, release from darkness for prisoners, to comfort all who mourn, provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.” Isaiah 61:1-3 NIV

Most Church Leaders View Their Members By What They Give to the Church (Time, Talent, Resources)

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Instead of Their Skills, Gifts and Where They Are Positioned to Impact The Community

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