How Important Is Self-Awareness for Christian Leaders?
John Calvin put it this way, “Nearly all the wisdom which we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves.” St. Augustine once prayed, “Grant, Lord, that I may know myself, that I may know Thee.” Consider this too: “Self-awareness is our only defense against self-deception.” No matter how you slice it, without clarity in regards to our awareness of self, we will not fully know the true God who created us in the first place. And, discovering the truth about ourselves is only possible through the work of the Spirit in our lives…and our willingness to prayerfully receive the input of others.
Rick Anderson and Steve Macchia, from Leadership Transformations, have been coming alongside pastors, leaders and teams for many years. They help leaders get to know the true God and their true selves with a strong conviction that both are necessary for the sanctifying process of transformation. They will lead us in this important discussion on Thursday, January 25 at 11am CST and introduce us to a self-awareness tool that they have found to be extremely fruitful in spiritual formation work with Christian leaders. Rick Anderson serves as Senior Vice President and Steve Macchia is the Founder and President of Leadership Transformations.
The Rev. Dr. Stephen A. Macchia became the founding president of Leadership Transformations, Inc. (LTI) on July 1, 2003. LTI is a ministry which focuses on the spiritual formation needs of leaders and the spiritual discernment processes of leadership teams in local church and parachurch ministry settings nationwide. He is the author of several books, including Broken and Whole (IVP, 2016), Outstretched Arms of Grace (LTI Publication, 2015), Path of a Beloved Disciple (LTI Publication, 2014), Wellspring (LTI Publication, 2014), Crafting a Rule of Life: An Invitation to the Well-Ordered Way (IVP, 2012), and the Baker Best-seller Becoming a Healthy Church.Listen Now