Leadership involves character, competency and capacity.
- Character relates to the moral and ethical quality of the leader; the virtues and traits that form the nature of a person, governing who the leader really is and why he or she responds to success, conflict and stress as he or she does.
- Competency relates to the gifts, strengths and abilities of a person to achieve desired goals; the knowledge and skills that govern how a leader thinks and acts in approaching and completing a task.
- Capacity relates to the maximum productivity of a person’s mental and physical ability in completing a task or achieving a result.
Christian leadership begins with character, not technique, flowing from a relationship with Jesus Christ with gifts and abilities enacted through the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit. Our goal is to lead like Jesus. Therefore, all Metanoia services and resources are designed for learning through dialog rather than lecture or presentation; discovery rather than methodology. Reading, assessments and teaching will form a content base for personal growth and team formation. Emphasis is given to full participation of men and women in the learning process.
Character is formed, and competency is exercised, in community. Knowledge has little power to change us. Only as we as we make and keep commitments to learn, grow and change will true learning take place. This “work” requires others. The term “work” refers to the Spirit’s activity in and through a leadership group. This does not mean that it is up to each person to work hard to get at a solution. Rather, work means submitting consciously and truthfully to honest questions, and to searching one’s mind and heart, allowing the Spirit to seek out all truth, as in “working” out what God has placed in us— “continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” (Phil 2:12-13)