I am re-pondering Eternal Living: Reflections on Dallas Willard's Teaching on Faith and Formation. In his reflective essay Alan Fadling writes:
"Leadership is too often an effort to pump something up rather than letting something flow from within us. What if leadership were one of those things that flowed like rivers of living water through the opening of our simple trust in Jesus (Jn 7:38)?" (Kindle Locations 2733-2734)
The real need for pastors and Christian leaders is to develop their inner lives. They need to live connected to Jesus. Instead of trying to make things happen, God-happenings in the human heart produce things.
"There may be no greater leadership task than tending one’s own growing life of communion with Jesus." (Kindle Locations 2731-2732)