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Essentials for Effective Followership

August 24, 2014 by  
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In order for the family or any entity to achieve their daily goals, an effective leader must be in place.  Ironically, when that leader is in place, communicating, understanding as well as peace seems to evolve.  In the church, there are leaders who are on the side of Satan versus God.  So for effective followership to be in place he, or she must understand that Jesus Christ is their Savior.  Thus, the leader must demonstrate what needs to be in place to accept God as their gift for salvation. 

Thus, if it is face to face, over the phone and even email, the leader has to articulate that Jesus is Savior, and it is vital that he or she designate Him Lord. Therefore, if the leader has done their job we can note that communicating was effective.  With that being said, “don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12, New International Version).  Beyond communicating, the leader must demonstrate or provide a clear understanding of acknowledging Jesus to be Lord.

Once the follower grasp and is a willing participant to take up the cross and follow Jesus, it is safe to say that understanding was vivid.  Furthermore, the follower understands without Christ as your Savior it is a waste of time and the wrong person is being pursued.  In other words, Jesus is the train conductor, Chief Physician and even the chief pilot.  If the follower is aware that he or she is the co-pilot, we can say that he or she understood.  In other words, they have to understand that God is in command.  Hence, “give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart” (Psalm 119:34, New International Version).  So there must be tranquility or peace exhibited by the leader.

Whether an individual is an effective follower or leader, we must know, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world, you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world” (John 16:33, New International Version).  Therefore, everyone must be not just at peace with whomever he or she encounter.  Further, they are content we all are followers of Jesus and the direction of your heart.  Nevertheless, when problems arise, negative attitudes are formed, and cohesiveness is lacking will not translate into making disciples.  In order for effective followership to exist, the leader cup must be filled with communicating, understanding as well as peace


Reverend Timothy Sands, is the Senior Pastor of Camp Hope A.M.E. Church and CEO of The Ultimate Consulting Group, Inc., a successful firm specializing in executive financial services, business consulting and leadership development training. He received his Master of Science in Management from Argosy University.  He received his Master of Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary.  He also received his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies-Psychology and Minor in Business Administration degree from Oglethorpe University.  In addition, Rev. Sands is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership, Indiana Institute of Technology.  He began his career in Corporate America as credit analyst at the Wachovia Bank of Georgia, served as accounting analyst at Equifax, Inc. and served as an Executive Trust Officer at the Bank of America.

Rev. Sands discloses in his exhilarating seminars, “I credit my zeal for leadership development and hard work ethics to my family.  I was taught at an early age how to create a roadmap to success.”

He believes that individuals can conquer their goals with vision and values. His mission is to make a difference in the world. His creative and innovative approach to Power Thinking can enhance any team.  Rev. Sands always reiterates the fact that the best is yet to come.

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