Leadership 514 Purpose Paper

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LD 514: LEADER-FOLLOWER DEVELOPMENT INDEPENDENT STUDY
Partial Submission

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Submitted to

Luther Rice Seminary and University

In Partial Fulfillment of

The Requirements for the Degree

Masters of Leadership






Douglas E. Daugherty, Sr.
611 Signal Mountain Blvd.
Signal Mountain, TN 37377

I.D. # GC5811 / Phone (423) 488-0435

February 19, 2012

Advisor: AAO Professor: Dr. Ricketson

Hours Completed: 42 -- Hours Remaining: 3JESUS’ PURPOSE AND ITS IMPACT ON LEADER DEVELOPMENT




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A Purpose Paper

Presented to Dr. R. S. Ricketson

Luther Rice Seminary and University








In Partial Fulfillment

of the Requirements for the Course

LD 514 Leader Follower Development Independent Study








By

Douglas E. Daugherty, Sr.

GC 5811

OUTLINE



I. INTRODUCTION

II. JESUS’ PURPOSE AND ITS IMPACT ON LEADER DEVELOPMENT

III. CONCLUSION

IV. SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY





























I. INTRODUCTION
“For the Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was lost”. (Luke 19:10) “It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among who I am foremost of all.” (1 Tim. 1:15)
While there are many dynamics to the ministry of Jesus, when we ask the question, “Why was he here?” we see that his mission, what he trudged to the cross for, was to allow for the redemption of men and the reconciliation of all things.
If this is the case, then we must then ask what was the vehicle he chose to leave after his ascension. The vehicle was his disciples. A small group of men (and perhaps some women) woke up each day with the training, authority and power to go “make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:19), “raising up an army for the carrying on of the war against the powers of darkness.” (Henry, Libronix) “In Matthew, we have a model of the men and women you and I are to be.” (Richards, Libronix). This short paper will look at some of this training.

II. JESUS’ PURPOSE AND ITS IMPACT ON LEADER DEVELOPMENT.
It is a remarkable thing that Jesus spent so much of his time with a few men. He could, like political leaders before and after, built a movement of millions of followers. But he didn’t. Instead he chose to invest a significant portion of his time with a few. Yes, he had a preaching/teaching mission, and, yes, he had a signs and wonders mission, and, yes, he had a mission that was meant to glorify God and end Satan’s control, and, yes, he had the all- important trip to the cross. But in the midst of these he had the twelve. Why?
If the great commission is to be the mission of the church then the job of the church is to make disciples, not converts, not doers of good works, and, even, workers in the church. It cannot be stated too strongly that Jesus investment in his disciples, a small group, was his “Plan A” to accomplish he mission. There was no “Plan B”.
Can we learn from scripture the impact of this choice on leader development? In other words what did Jesus do and teach to these men that was distinct from what he taught to the masses and in what manner did he teach/coach/mentor/disciple them?
Luke 9:1-11 is maybe one of the most significant passages in the Bible for leadership development. Wiersbe wrote,”He gave them the equipment needed to get the job done”. Guthrie, et al. wrote this was the “opportunity to give them practical training”. In verse one Jesus gave his leader-in-training both power and authority. All who seek to make disciples have been given the same power, according to Matthew 28:18. He sent them out in verse 9:2 with two specific tasks “proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing”. He told them what to take with them. They were not to build an elaborate support system, but instead, depend on God for the provisions they would need, according to verse three. “It may have been in order to require them to trust in God alone to supply their needs.” (Stein, 268) In verse four the