Summary: Moses authored some of the original leadership manuscripts.
Moses on Leadership
Everyday, public and private entities spend hundreds of thousands to millions on books, resources, seminars, etc that are based on leadership principles.
All of these “newly discovered” ideas can also be found in the Bible, written a few thousand of years ago.
In this passage, we learn some of these leadership principles through Moses. Those principles:
I. Every leader needs a team who will support them in
the battle! (Ex. 17:8-16)
A. Moses had Aaron and Hur
1. Battle against Amalekites.
2. When Moses’ hands were raised, the
Israelites were winning.
3. Aaron and Hur helped in hold his hands up.
1. Jesus didn’t allow everybody to walk with Him as the twelve.
2. Not all of the twelve were allowed to
witness every moment of His life.
3. Ultimately, only one was there at perhaps
His most intimate moment.
C. We need people who will lift us up as we
seek to lead in the ministry to which we
II. Every leader needs a structure that will be
effective in the conquest! (Ex. 18:1-27)
A. Jethro knew Moses couldn’t do it on his own.
1. Moses was giving direction. (Ex 15:22)
2. Moses was dealing with logistics.
3. Moses was resolving disputes.
B. Moses needed to rid himself of some
1. Jethro’s advice:
A. Appoint someone else to settle the conflicts. (Ex 18:19-23)
B. Let them handle the simple cases; bring you the difficult cases.
2. Moses responds: Yes sir!!
C. Leaders in the church need effective
1. Leaders cannot have the attitude that
they have to do it all! (Failure results)
2. Congregations cannot have the attitude
that they appoint leaders to do it all! (Burnout results)
3. Congregations cannot appoint “puppets”.
4. Leaders and team members must work in cooperation to accomplish goals.
1. Let us strive to support ALL leaders (church,
gov’t., etc) with word (encouragement) and deed
(prayer, involvement, etc)!
2. Let us strive as leaders to involve the team in
3. Let us remember whose church this is!!!