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CDC 4 Manual

The above topic has three key words which must be properly understood within the context of the aim of the write up. The first is, Christian, and it qualifies the other two words – Leadership and Management. A Christian is someone who believes in, and has received Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord (Acts 16:31; Jn. 1:12; 1 Jn.5:12; Jn. 3:16-18). Salvation requires no inputs from any of us. It is based on the finished work of Jesus Christ (death, burial and resurrection). We are saved by grace through faith (Eph. 2:8-9). It is after we are saved and get trained that we qualify to become leaders in the church. Christianity is not an outcome of our personal efforts, academic prowess, secular skills and intelligence. How do I know? A baby lizard cannot grow up into a crocodile, no matter how much you feed it, train it or nurture it. It is simply because a lizard is not a crocodile! Therefore, men and women who are given leadership position in church without the genuine experience of salvation followed by training and/or discipleship exposure are lizards trying to transform into crocodiles which is impossible.