The Facilitator is the New Breed of Leader

The facilitator is the new breed of leader!

A facilitator is someone who engages in the activity of facilitation. They help a group of people understand their common objectives and assists them to plan how to achieve these objectives; in doing so, the facilitator remains “neutral” meaning he/she does not take a particular position in the discussion.

I add to discussions, any activities which the group is involved in.

The role of leaders as facilitators is the new breed of today’s leaders.

This blog entry can be applied to any industry.

As a Christian, my industry, is the church, the body of the Christ.

Today’s church is what I call a “neglected institution.”

There are numerous factors which have lent to that neglect, and which I will not address in this entry.

Suffice it to say, that much in the kingdom of God is manifestation and demonstration.

His kingdom cannot only come by teaching.

The Holy Spirit was given after Jesus death to empower people to manifest the Person of Jesus Christ, and to demonstrate the power and glory of the invisible God.

I am deeply concerned that the church of today is neither manifesting the Person of Jesus Christ, or demonstrating the power and the glory of God.

Both or these are features of the Holy Spirit, who is given a minimal role in our churches.

We live in a social world.

Such a world relates to people.

Would it not make sense to a world that does not understand the concept of God in Christ, that  it would benefit it more to encounter the Person of Jesus Christ, than just hear about Him?

Christ encounters are always glory and power demonstrations provided through the Holy Spirit.

The models that we have in our churches are mostly teaching and very little demonstration of the Person of Jesus Christ.

This brings us back to the role of leaders as facilitators.

Lets look at our definition once again.

A facilitator is someone who engages in the activity of facilitation. They help a group of people understand their common objectives and assists them to plan how to achieve these objectives; in doing so, the facilitator remains “neutral” meaning he/she does not take a particular position in the discussion.

I add to discussions, any activities which the group is involved in.

The crop of Christian leaders who God is developing are not so much teachers to a group of people who by stand, spectate and listen to him.

The body of Christ has to learn to  actively demonstrate and introduce  the world to the Person of Jesus Christ.

The leader as a facilitator, facilitates or mediates what the Holy Spirit wants to do with the audience that is present at church.

He turns the audience from a spectator activity to one where  through participation demonstrates the Person of Jesus Christ.

The facilitator willingly lays down the role of the “ego in the spotlight” to one who facilitates the audience to get out of their seats and learn to participate, and demonstrate.

This is what we focus our ministry on.

We will not only facilitate a meeting so that the Holy Spirit can really use His body as a body and not simply as a spectating audience.

We also teach church and ministry leaders to do likewise.

Mark my words, this is the next breaking wave in revival.

Revival begins with the church.

Reviving the church means that she is taken from a passive spectating audience to an active participating one who demonstrates the Person of Jesus Christ.

This is the role of the leader as the facilitator.

Today’s leaders, regardless of industry, are called to be not just those who lead, but those who facilitate by taking a back seat to those whom they lead.

John Maxwell says that a level 5 leader is the one who is able to teach his pupil to do just what he does so well, that he puts himself out of a job.

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