What Churches can learn from the Buffalo Bills: Part 1, New Staff Members
ORCHARD PARK, NY - JANUARY 14: Terry Pegula, owner of the Buffalo Bills, speaks at a press conference announcing Rex Ryan's arrival as head coach of the Buffalo Bills on January 14, 2015 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Terry Pegula; Rex Ryan

What Churches can learn from the Buffalo Bills: Part 1, New Staff Members

The Buffalo Bills can teach churches much about how to welcome a new staff member into the church and community, and help set the stage for ministry success.

Leading Like Jesus
Mother duck leads her ducklings

Leading Like Jesus

Mother duck leads her ducklings
Mother duck leads her ducklings

A friend of mine and I were recently talking about leadership, especially his role as supervisor at his place of work. He felt like he wasn’t really a supervisor or boss because he doesn’t give people orders, nor did he expect those he supervised to obey him as a “boss.” He was just one of the employees who happened to have a title.

I reminded him that his subordinates did whatever he asked and were always willing to help him in whatever he was doing. He didn’t have trouble with them and the tasks that needed to be accomplished were completed on time. He didn’t think that meant he was their leader. I said that it meant that it showed exemplary leadership: his people follow him willingly out of love and loyalty. They care about him and he cared about them. He led by example, not order. He led by serving. I asked him, “maybe that’s a sign of a true leader, you think?”
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