Christ-centered Leadership is:
- Founded upon relationship (rather than control)
- Activated by influence (rather than positional power)
- Focused of follower potential (rather than organizational production)
- Committed to common purpose (rather than leader-only agenda)
Leadership Principles and Practices of Jesus
FTL champions specific competencies that are observed in the life and leadership of Jesus.
You are a letter from Christ … written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”
– 2 Corinthians 3:3
Christ-Centered Leadership Competencies
Freedom to Lead International® (FTL)focuses on ten Christ-centered leadership competencies. Many of these competencies are familiar in the field of leadership/organizational development; however, FTL emphasizes the difference that lies in the goal of each competency.
These core leadership principles from Jesus are complemented by additional leadership lessons from the Old and New Testaments. To cultivate local leaders, we also employ culturally appropriate stories, images, and music to support these biblical principles and practice. Just as Jesus led His followers to do “even greater things” (John 14:12), so leaders today that follow Christ “take the point” to serve those they lead to reach their highest Kingdom potential.