© Barna Group, 2013
June 19, 2013 – Americans love to talk about leadership—just look at the national dialogue sparked by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In or the ongoing dialogue within churches about leading and disciple-making.
“Leadership” a keyword attached to global summits, best-sellers and viral blog posts—so much so that its cultural prominence has ingrained leadership in the minds of many Christians—for better or for worse—as the ultimate mark of a mature faith.
According to a recent survey of Christian adults conducted by the Barna Group, more than half of Christians in this country identify themselves as leaders (58%). And yet, more than eight in 10 (82%) of the same survey participants indicated that they believe the United States is facing a leadership crisis because there aren’t enough leaders. What’s more, the leadership qualities participants identified in themselves do not line up with the leadership qualities they expect…
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