Handout 3: My Congregational Leadership Profile

Use these questions to reflect on your personal profile as a congregational leader. You will be invited to share responses to the final question with the group.

If authority is power conferred in exchange for meeting certain expectations, what are you formally authorized to do? What are the expectations of a person in your leadership role? What is the source of that formal authority?

What is your informal authority, that is, what are you trusted and expected to do? What is the source of that informal authority?

What power do you bring to your leadership position? What ability to achieve purpose do you bring?

List a half dozen tasks or activities you have accomplished recently as a leader. Which would you categorize as management tasks? Which as leadership?

What are your burning questions about being a leader? What would you like to learn or understand more fully?

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