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Weekend Words of Wisdom #10

 Be A Coach

The success of any organization will largely depend on whether the leader has chosen the right people for the right jobs, just like a coach forming a team.  Once the right people are on the team, a coach helps them succeed by allowing them the freedom to use their gifts.

Jesus is the model of a great coach. Talk about an important job: selecting the people who would bring the good news to the ends of the earth. He chose just twelve. And his selections were unlikely. He saw past the resume and into the heart. Of course, we could say that not all of his hiring decisions were good (Judas), but even that was part of his plan.

The results speak for themselves. From twelve disciples, there are now two billion Christians.

What can you learn from Jesus to make you a more effective coach?


By Richard Stearns, president of World Vision U.S, an excerpt from

Nonprofit Leadership in a For-Profit World: Essential Insights from 15 Christian Executives


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