Leadership Audit Analysis 2

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Leadership Audit Analysis 2

A Paper
Presented to Dr. Austin B. Tucker
Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary

In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements for
Biblical Foundations of Christian Leadership 510
CLED 510-B08 LUO (spring 2012)

By

Jayme D. Carter
L24507613
3/03/2012

CONTENTS
Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………..1 The Relational Skills Audit…..………….………………………………………………….……..2 The Task Skills Audit………………………..……………………………………………….…...3 The Leadership Style Audit………..……….…………………………………….……………….4 The Structural Audit………………………………………...………………..……..…………….5 The Leader’s Core Values Audit…….……………………...………...…………………...……...6 The Circumstances Audit………...…………………………………………………….………….7 The Pastor-Organization Fit Audit………...………………………………………………………8 Conclusion …………...…………………………………………………………………………...9 Bibliography……………………………………………………………..………………………10

Introduction
This set of audits focus on the handwork and skills that a leader needs to possess. “A skill is the ability to use one’s knowledge to do something well.” These audits are important because a leader can have the right character, but not be competent enough to be a success in a specific position. In this second analysis Aubrey Malphurs in his book Being Leaders gives the reader seven audits to determine if they have the skill set that a Christian leader needs to be effective in the ministry. “Psalm 78:72 says that David led his people not only with ‘integrity of heart’ but also with ‘skillful hands.’”

Malphurs separates the skill audit into relational and task skills. “Relational skills are based on the Great Commandment (Matt. 22:36-39).” If leaders cannot effectively get along with people then they will severely hinder their ability to reach those in need. Malphurs says “task skills are based on the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20).” These are the abilities used in conveying the message the leader is trying to communicate. For a leader to succeed they must effectively learn to communicate to people in the proper manner.

This set of audits also deals with the importance of knowing one’s leadership style and core values. A leader must know their own mindset and abilities to determine whether or not they will be a good fit in a leadership position at a certain locale. Although it is God who places leaders in a position; the prepared leader is the one with the potential to be most successful.

A Relational Skills Audit
Relational skills are of utmost importance for anyone in a leadership position especially for a pastor. If a leader is going to be effective they are going to have to learn to deal with people and work through people. The work of God is too great for one person to be able to handle it alone. People have said, “I like the ministry; it is just the people I do not like.” Ministry is more than just a job and it is more than handling materials. True ministry is all about reaching people and watching God work in and through them. While no one likes to discipline another person it is a necessary task a leader must take on. To be an effective disciplinarian a person needs at least two qualities. The first is a love for the truth and for what is right. If a person does not have a genuine love for what is right, they will be more apt to allow bad behavior to slide. As a leader I am passionate that there is a correct way and an incorrect way to behave based upon the Word of God. Secondly, there must be an authentic love for people. If a leader loves the people he is going to want what is best for their lives even if it involves confronting them about their problems. God has given me a love for both of these aspects as I deal with faculty and students every day in the position God has placed us in. I thoroughly enjoy empowering and encouraging other people whom I work with. I take great pleasure in trying to get other people to reach their full potential and to give them the materials to succeed. Many times I will purposely put someone in...
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