In one of my previous articles, I had briefly mentioned the relationship between church and state and why the separation should be respected. I however also hold the strong opinion that in as much as church and state should be separated, Christians should be actively involved in governance.
In this article, I am going to share with you the 3 reasons I believe Christians should be involved in governance.
1 Christians are also beneficiaries of government
Some people hold the opinion that when Christians engage in politics, it will distract them from the great commission. This is however not a valid point because Christians are also beneficiaries of government therefore they must fully participate in governance so that they can help instill the Church’s values of justice and human dignity in government programing.
2 Christians can’t avoid politics
In today’s political environment where the citizenry is responsible for electing their leadership, it’s very important for Christians to actively participate in this process of electing political leaders who are responsible for governance. This is the only way Christians can be able to put fellow Christians in positions of leadership so that the interests of the church are fully looked after.
3 It’s important for Government to promote Christian values
Social justice and respect for human dignity is a Christian value that government must respect. This is therefore why Christians must actively participate in governance so that they can be better placed to push for the promotion of Christian values in governance. Society will be a much better place if there is a government in place that respects and promotes justice and human dignity.
There you have it, just my humble opinion on why I strongly believe that Christians should actively participate in governance. I hope it has been an insightful read.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic.
In whatever leadership role you find yourself as a Christian whether it’s in church, in school, at work, in the community or in a political capacity, we must always remember that leadership has been ordained by God and that we were specifically chosen to serve in those positions so that we can do God’s work.
In this article, I am going to share with you 4 important qualities of a Christian in leadership trusting that it will help you become a better leader.
1 You must be cheerful
It’s often said that as a leader at the top, you must always be prepared because it tends to get a little bit lonely. This therefore means that as a leader you must learn to be cheerful and never rely on others to draw your cheer. Practice to be your own source of cheer and always delight in your work no matter how unrewarding or lonely it may at times appear to be.
2 Always be ready to correct others
As a leader, you have the responsibility of offering guidance and correction to those under you therefore, anytime you have an opportunity to do so, be sure to take it. That piece of correction you give a junior may just be the piece of advice they need to transform their life for the better.
3 Always challenge others
As a Christian in leadership, you must always strive to ensure that those under you grow up to become the best versions of themselves. The only way you can achieve this is through always challenging them to be better.
4 You must be a model
As a Christian in leadership, you must always be an example for those below you to live by. It’s therefore important for you to conduct yourself in such a way that those under you will want to emulate you. You will achieve a more fulfilling leadership career if you are a role model to many.
All in all, you must always know that these qualities take time, patience and commitment to nurture therefore you must be willing to put in the work.
I trust that this has been an informative article.
There’s always been a debate as to whether Church and State should truly be separated and in my humble opinion, in as much as the separation should be respected, we can’t afford to ignore Christian values when it comes to leadership. Christ gave a wonderful roadmap of servant leadership which if we adhered to we would have a crop of really good leaders.
In this article, I would like to look at 3 major responsibilities of Christians in leadership.
1 Their role is to preserve the Gospel
As Christians who form the Church of God, through His son Jesus Christ, God has given us a roadmap to achieving exemplary leadership and this is contained in His Gospel. It’s therefore our duty as Christian leaders to proclaim and preserve this Gospel just as Christ ordered us to do by His great Commission. We should be able to keep politics aside and focus on what matters most through servant leadership.
2 Their role is to disciple other leaders
Jesus Christ demonstrated the need for continuity in good leadership when he began with 12 disciples who went on to spread the gospel and grow the church to what it is today. Taking this example, we as Christian leaders should be able to disciple other leaders in order to ensure that we pass along the values of servant leadership which they in turn will pass on to those who they will disciple.
3 Encourage respect for leadership
In many cases, we may not get the leaders we wanted but we must always remember that all leaders have been anointed by God. It’s therefore our duty as Christian leaders to encourage our constituents to form a culture of respecting those in leadership.
If we take these responsibilities to heart and ensure that they reflect in our day to day leadership duties we can be guaranteed that we will be fulfilling God’s requirement of us.
I trust that this has been an insightful article.