How does God choose a good leader? Many believe it's a mixture of personality, education, communication skills, and experience. Loritts says it's simpler than that. Learn how he thinks four traits---brokenness, communion, servanthood, and obedience---are necessary to become a disciple that follows God and, as a result, leads others. 224 pages, softcover from Moody.
Ask yourself this question: What type of character qualifies the people God chooses to use?
The question itself assumes an atypical answer, simply because it leaves out so much. To ask only about one's character seems inadequate when defining a leader. We surely need to ask about character, but also about personality, communication skills, IQ, education, previous experience, and more... don't we?
Crawford Loritts disagrees. He answers the question with four simple words: Brokenness, communion, servanthood, and obedience.
These four traits form the framework for Leadership as an Identity. By examining each trait, Loritts undermines many pervasive assumptions about leadership that are unbiblical.
According to Loritts, God doesn't look for leaders like the world does. He looks for disciples, and ironically, as these disciples follow Him, they will lead.
CRAWFORD LORTTIS (Philadelphia Biblical University; Biola University) is the senior pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia. He has written numerous articles and is author of six books, including Leadership as an Identity and Lessons from a Life Coach. Dr. Loritts and his wife, Karen, have four grown children and live in the Atlanta, Georgia area.