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Spiritual Leadership

August is a time for the Four R’s – Rest, Relaxation, Rejuvenation and Reflection. With that in mind, I decided to take a vacation this month, so I have not written a blog. Instead, I read something very interesting that came from my Sunday newspaper the “Tennessean,” in which, Rev. Dr. Clay Stauffer, a guest columnist and senior minister of Woodmont Christian Church, suggests that there are questions that we should ask ourselves when determining the potential for spiritual leadership. These include:

  • How well do you maintain self-control when things go wrong?

  • Do you think independently or just go along with the group?

  • How well do you handle criticim?

  • Can you turn disappointment into creative new opportunities?

  • Do you collaborate and work well with others?

  • Are you a peacemaker?

  • Do people trust you with difficult matters?

  • Can you accept opposition to your viewpoint or decision without taking offen