"christian leadership assumes a relational process in pursuit of a common purpose. It is a process which, while expecting obedience to Jesus’ commands (John 15:10), is devoid of coercive structures that require accomplishment. Rather, the community of leader and followers is driven intrinsically by values that support both mission and process. Obedience in the absence of coercion assumes an intrinsic motivation—love. Jesus speaks of love for one another as essential to christian identity within the larger community (John 13:35). he strengthens the argument for love as a foundational value related to mission accomplishment by identifying his love for them as the basis upon which they followed him (John 15:12-17) and by which he sent them to “bear fruit” in a hostile world."
Patterson, Stanley E. PhD
"Biblical Foundations of Christian Leadership, Part 2,"
Journal of Applied Christian Leadership:
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