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Biahmait`hi: Ram pakhat siseh, miphun pakhat, bu pakhat asiloah chungkhar pakhat a rawhnak/a tluknak a ruangbik cu hruainak (leadership) a t`hat lo ruang ah a si. Cu bantuk t`hiamt`hiam in aa sersiamnak a ruangzong leadership a t`hatcaah a si. Lam hlatpi zoh a hau lo Kawlram kan sining zoh ah a faing tuk. John Borek nih a chimmi cu “Krifabu nih kan herh bikmi cu phaisa le inn lo `ha`ha hna nakin a `hawngmi, a t`hami le Baibal cawnpiakning a simi hruainak hi a si deuh” tiah a ti. Cun “Successful ministry rises and falls on leadership” tiah a ti fawn. Ahman tuk. Nihin kan ram, kan miphun, kan society le kan Krifabu a `hancho nakding le a ngandamnak hngading caah kan herh bikmi cu “an effective and healthy leadership” (a ngadammi hruainak) a si.

1. ASullam (Definition)
  • “Leadership is not about titles, position or flowcharts: but it is about one life influencing another” (leadership is influence).By John Maxwell. Hruainak cu mipi thinlung va lak khawh khi a si ko.
  • “Leadership is the activity of influencing people to cooperate toward some goal, which they come to find desirable. Leadership is the art of changing a group from what it is to what it ought to be.” By Ordway Tead, Leadership timi cu “mibu” siloah “hruaimibu” kha a tu a dirhmun in a phanh hngading mi dirhmun ah va thlen khi a si.
  • “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into            reality” By Warren Bennis
  • In biblical aspect, leadership is influencing a specific group of God’s people toward God’s purpose with God-given capacity and God-given responsibility. By Eddie Gibbs
  • L- Learn and lead by example
          E- Energy and enthusiasm
          A-Analytical, Appreciation & assistance
         D-Dedicated & delivers
         E-Expert, experience & exceptional
         R- Rigorous & respected    (By Barbara N, Founder and MD of Smart Leaders Network)
2. Character of Christian leader (Hruaitu Nunzia)
Khrihfabu hruaitu cu soisel awk um lomi, nupi pakhat lawng a ngeimi, zurit hmanglomi, mah le mah aa uk khomi, ningcangte in khua a sami, khualtlung a dawmi, cawnpiak a thiammi a silai; zu rithmangmi a si lai lo, mitlokciar a silai lo, milungnem le daihnak a duhmi a silai; tangkami`himi a si lai lo; 4a innchungkhar ṭhate in a zohkhenh khomi a si lai i a fale nih a nawl an ngaihmi le an upatmi a si lai. 5Mah innchungkhar hmanh ṭhate in a zohkhenh kho lomi nih cun zeitindah Pathian khrihfabu cu a zohkhenh khawh lai? 6Khrihfa a cannak a naimi a silai lo, zeicahtiah a hnar a puarsual lai I Khuachia kha sualphawt a rak si bantuk khan sualphawt a si ve sual lai.7Khrihfabu leng ah a ummi nih an hmaizahmi a si lai, cu bantuk mi a si lo ahcun a thang a chia lai i Satan rap ah aa foih sual lai. (I Tim. 3: 2-6).

3. Motive of Christian Leadership (A thinlung put)
Hruaitu a nun ziaza le a tuahsernak vialte hi “character” tiah kan ti khawh. Zeiruang ah dah hi tihin a nun (zei thinlung put) timi hi “motive” cu a si.
 (a) Kan zumhnak ruang ah a si (II Tim. 1:12; I Thess. 2:2-9; Woe to me if I don’t preach      the gospel I Cor. 9: 16).
(b) Pathian lunglawmhter ding caah (I Cor. 9:4).
(c) Mipi caah thil`ha a simi le a herhmi chim ding; mi mithmai kawl men si lo (Gal. 2: 11; I Cor. 5:9).
(d) “Not for seeking personal gain but for God’s glory” (I Cor. 9: 5: Matt. 19:27, 28).

4. Leadership’s qualifications

A. The 4 Cs of Christian Leadership (By: Bruce E. Winston)
  •    Calling/ commitment
  •    Competence
  •    Confidence
  •     Character
B. The eight laws of leadership’s qualification(By: Elmer L Towns)
  1. The law of Dreams: A leader gives vision to his followers.
  2. The law of Rewards: A leader rewards to his followers when they accomplish their goal
  3. The law of credibility: Leader has a credible plan to reach the objectives and goals. He gives confidence to his followers
  4. The law of communication: He gives a clear direction to his followers
  5. The law of Accountability: He lets his followers get involved in his vision by giving them specific responsibility
  6. The law of Motivation: Leader gives compelling reason to follow him
  7. The law of problem solving: Leader gives solution to his followers’ problems
  8. The law of Decision making: Leader gives a decisive answer to his followers
5. Biblical Leadership& Democratic leadership
                      Philip Woods nih democratic leadership kan timi cu mipi nih midang i ukter ti siloin an mahte in an i ukmi hruainak a si a ti. A tawifiannak in cun, mipi nih zalongte in chimrelnak nawlngeih, zapi `hatnak caah khuakhaan`i, nuhrin covo (human rights) le adang covo tete (rights) ithluk cio in conak nawl ngeih, le biachahnak i  itel khawhnak nawl ngeih hi democratic leadership style cu a si. (Dictatorship he aa ralkah). Khrifa ihruainak le democratic leadership hi an inaih ngai i ka vun langhter`imi hna a si. Khrifabu aa thawk bak in an ihruaidaan kan zoh ahcun democracy in an ihruaicolh. Bianabia ah: Judah Iscariot can ah Matthias an thim kha democracy system a si (Propose an tuah, thla an cam, cun vote an pek. Lam. 1:23-26). A voi 1nkKhrifa upa 7 an thim hna zong kha mipi nih democracy ningte in aa tlakmi an thim hna. (Lam. 6:1-7). Jerusalem Council (Lam 15) ah an biachahning zoh tikah an chim cio le zapi hnathlakmi bia an chah. Cucaahcun, nihin nitiang mainline church deuh nih cun Democratic hruainak he aa lomi biblical leadership hi an hmandeuh. An i lo thluk a tinak cu si lo. Khrifa hruainak cu, Pathian `ihzah bu in Baibal hi final authority ah chiah a si. Democracy ahcun constitution le law (no one is above the law). 
                      Aung San Su Kyi nih political camp a tuah lio ah a rak chimmi cu, Democracy kan timi cu rammi pakhat cio nih taawon thiseik (a sense of duty and responsibility) kan ngeihmi hi a si ko tiah a ti. Mi tampi nih midang hnahnawhnak pe lo in tuah kan duhmi thil zalongte in kan tuahmi hi democracy a si ko an ti. Nain mah ti kan ti ahcun a tlamtling lo. Midang siaremnak caah le nangmah siaremnak caah, zapi `hatnak caah `uan hngading kan `uan kha Baibal cawnpiakning le Democracy i a muru cu a si deuh. Hruaitu `ha a simi le zultu`ha a simi nih cun “kan tuah hngading mi thil kha dingfelte in kan tuah ding a si.” Mahcucu kan Baibal zong nih aa kan cawnpiakmi a si. James 4: 17 nih thil`ha a simi thei ko nain tuah lo cu sual a si a ti. Jesuh cawnpiaknak Golden Rule (Matt. 7:12) zong nih thil`ha tuah aa kan fial. “Freedom” le “Responsibility” hi aa `hen thiam lo. Cu bantuk `hiam`hiam in “leadership” le “responsibility” zong aa `hen thiam lo. “With great power comes great responsibility” By: Voltaire, French historian and philosopher. (Great leadership requisites great responsibility): Eg. Sewol accident.
                  Bia kan fon ahcun, hruaitu a simi nihcun “responsibility” tam ngai a ngei. Cu bantuk `hiam in zultu zong nih hruaitu he kut isih in, kan itimhmi kan phanh khawh nakhnga caah “`uanvo, responsibility” tam tuk kan ngei ve. CCF ah hruaitu pawl lawng nih rian an `uan ahcun rianhma a kal lai lo, pakhat cio nih “a sense of responsibility” ngeih kan hau.
6. Servant Leadership
Christian leadership le democratic leadership aa lo kan tin a in a huapthlu lo. Christian leadership i a muru taktak cu “Servant leadership” tu hi a si deuh. Cucu Jesuh nunnak ah siseh a cawnpiaknak ah siseh kan hmuh khawh mi a si. (not to be served but to serve Mk 10: 45; Matt. 20:25. Washing disciples’ feet John 13:1-17). There are at least four characteristics of servant leadership.
  • Toidornak (Humility): Servant leader nihcun a hramhram in si loin toidornak he mipi a hruaihna. (Matthew 20:25 -26 shows the difference between Gentile or worldly leadership and servant leadership). Jesus way of leadership is revolutionary to Roman culture and social system. The manner of Jesus’s leadership is to be humble and “not lording it over” ).
  •  T~uan (Service): Matthai 20:26-28, ah Jesuh nih “Vawleicung ahcun nan hngalh bantuk in, bawi nih an ukmi hna cu a lal  in an lalhnawh tawn hna i hruaitu hna nih khan an hruaimi hna cu a uk in an uktawn hna. 26Sihmanhsehlaw nannih cu cu ti cun nan siawk a si lai lo. Nan lak i pakhatkhat nih ngan a duh ahcun nan sin um a si awk a si. *27Ahohmanh pakhatnak si a duhmi cu nan sal a siawk a si. *28Cuticun pei Mi Fapa hi a si cu, rianṭuanpiak ding ah ka rat ṭung lo, mi tampi an rianṭuanpiak awk le annih tlanhnak ca i ka nunnak pek awk ah pei ka rat cu,” tiah a ti. Hika zawn ah “dictactorship uknak phun” a simi, Greek holh in‘diakonos’“lording it over” le “servant leadership” a simi “doulos” “servant or service”  aa ral kahning kan hmuh khawh. Servant leader nih cun Pathian rian tiah upat bu in, lungthote in a `uan hngading kha a tuan. (The essence of servant leadership is to serve not to be served; and to give not receiving).Micaah`uan le available si ding. (“Availability is more important than quality” By: Dr. M. Parsley).
  • Micaah (Focus on others):  Aho khi dah kan `uanpiak lai. Pathian caah kan `uan cu a si ko nain, Matt. 22: 20-28 context ningahcun mi dang cungah/caah `uan ding in aa kan cawnpiak. (the recipients of our service are other people). The biggest temptation in servant leadership is “what is in it for me?” as Peter thought in the same way. We need to take a positive aspect in serving others not as the pagans. The different between negative aspect of leadership (as usually applied in pagan leadership) and positive aspect of Christian leadership is described by Peter as follows. I Pet. 5:2-3
    Not because you must
    But because you are willing
    Not greedy for money
    But eager to serve
    Not lording it over those entrusted to you
    But being example to the flock
  • d.  Love
    The fourth element that is integral to servant leadership is love. The reason why the leader serves others is not because he must or his duty but out of his love. Loen Morris comments on John 13, “the whole verse with its emphasis on love may be meant to set the tone for the lengthy section it heads.” “Towel” is the very symbol of “the full extent of Jesus’ love;” it is a towel, not a throne!
    Now, the four characteristics of servant leadership can be shortly described as follows.

    Biblical directive
    Manner of leadership
    Not lording it over
    Humility, not ego
    Essence of leadership
    A servant and slave
    Giving, not receiving
    Recipients of leadership
    For many
    Others, not self
    Motive of leadership
    The full extent of his love
    A towel, not a throne

Wrong concepts on servant leadership
(a) Doing ministry for others (Eph. 4:11-13)
(b) Being Passive (In Matt. 25:13-40)
(c) Focusing on Weaknesses ( II Cor. 11-13)
(d) Ignoring own needs
7. ChungkharHruainak (family leadership) 

 4 levels of family cohesion      4 levels of family flexibility
1.      Disengaged                                    1. Chaotic       
2.      Separated                           2. Flexible
3.      Connected                         3. Structured
4.      Enmeshed                          4. Rigid
Biatlang Kawmnak
Christian Leadership timi cu, mipi thinlung thawhter in Pathian aa kan timhpiaknak hmun (goal) ah mipi hruai khi a si. Hruaitu caah a biapi tukmi cu, nun ziaza ah zohchun awktlaksi le, thinlung put ah Pathian mithmai a kawlmi si hi a si. Vawlei hruainak bantuk silo in, Khrifa hruaitu nihcun sal bantuk in, toidornak he mipi caah rian`uantu si ding in aa kan fial. Kan leadership hi chungkhar in aa thawkmi a si caah, chungkhar kan ihruaining hrim hi, a ngandammi le Pathian duh ning in aa `hihruai khomi chungkhar kan si a herh. Chungkhar a dam lawng ah Khrifabu a dam lai, cu hnu ah ram a dam lai