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?

Jesus called 12 businessmen to change the world – they get things done.

3 Sectors of a Community

Private Sector: Profit-Making Businesses
Public Sector: Education, Government, Military
Social Sector: Family, Non-Profits, Faith Communities

Private Sector provides primary funding for Public (taxes) and Social (wages and donations) sectors

Bounded Set

Working Together in Community

“Bounded Set”: “Believe Same Things” or
“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

Private Sector, Public Sector, and Social Sector

Consider the Spiritual Climate: Pastors, Church Leaders, Business and Community Leaders who are Christians, Ungodly People
Consider the Residents and Guests: Families, Seniors, Youth, Children, TouristsYour Content Goes Here

Want to work together? Seek win-win partnerships
Potential Centered-Set Groups:

People: Children, Youth, Families

Economy: Tourism, Employment, Business, Healthcare, Military, Education, Environment

Issues: Drugs, Homeless, Hunger, Poor, Housing, Trafficking

Service: Caring, Volunteers

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.” Jeremiah 29:7 AMP

“Fast [of the Lord will] loose chains of injustice, untie cords of yoke, set oppressed free, break yoke? Share your food with hungry, provide wanderer with shelter, see naked, clothe them, light will break forth like dawn, healing will appear; righteousness will go before you, glory of the Lord will be rear guard. You will call, and the Lord will answer;” Isaiah 58:6-9

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord anointed to proclaim good news to the poor, bind up broken hearted, proclaim freedom for captives, release from darkness for prisoners, rebuild ancient ruins, renew ruined cities.” Isaiah 61:1-4