Lincoln Leadership Lessons Applied to Christian Ministry (part 5 of 5)

June 30, 2012 — 1 Comment

Today is part five of a five part series exploring Leadership Lessons from Lincoln Applied to Christian Ministry. Here are the past four posts:

  1. Keep a Bible Nearby and Read it Often
  2. Stand Firm
  3. Self-led Growth
  4. Actively Lead


When studying the life of a great man and leader such as Abraham Lincoln, there are many things that can be learned about leadership.

Lincoln Leadership Lessons Applied to Christian Ministry

These four aspects of keeping a Bible nearby and reading it often, standing firm, self-led growth, and actively leading are great principles that can and should be applied to the life of a Christian leader such as myself.

However, the greatest impact on my life as a Christian leader is from the picture of who Lincoln was based on the many accounts of his character and leadership qualities. Mr. Lincoln set an extremely high standard for young leaders such as myself to strive for. As I work towards doing great things, Lincoln’s example of holding to his Christian values while still in office, standing firm on important issues despite strong opposition, constantly seeking to have self-led growth, and actively leading in the areas that is needed all make strong impressions in my mind.

I believe that going I will begin practicing more of these Lincoln Leadership lessons perhaps without even realizing it. Who Lincoln was is now part of me, and I know that will make me into a better Christian leader going forward. 

Question: What are some leadership lessons you have learned from Lincoln?

Christopher L. Scott

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Christopher Scott is Small Groups Pastor at Rocky Hilly Community Church in Exeter, CA. He has more than ten years of experience leading volunteers, running nonprofit programs, and teaching the Bible in small group settings. He holds a bachelor's degree from Fresno Pacific University and master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

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