How to Plan Ahead

(excerpts from “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” by John Maxwell)

P  Predetermine a course of action.

L  Lay out your goals.

A  Adjust your priorities.

N  Notify key participants.

A  Allow time for acceptance.

H  Head into action.

E  Expect problems.

A  Always point to the successes.

D  Daily review your plan.

Of the components in the PLAN AHEAD strategy:

  • Which are you most likely to do well?
  • Which are you likely to skip or do poorly?
  • What would help you become stronger in each of the components (coaching, watching someone, training, tips/tools)?

Stretch, Then Refresh

Jesus sent out His 12 disciples to preach to their world. He equipped them and gave them the power and authority to cast out demons, make decisions, and be His representatives. Luke 9:6 says the 12 disciples “departed and went through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.” Interestingly, when they returned, Jesus “took them and went aside privately into a deserted place…” (Luke 9:10).

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Living and Giving for Others

Leadership is about living and giving for others. In 1Corinthians 16, Paul mentioned the collection for the saints.

Reflect on giving through the following verses:

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