The key to biblical, transformational leadership is presence – God's presence and our presence. Listen to discover what our presence should do to fulfill the Great Commission and our Cultural Mandate.

In Part 3, Dr. Noah Manyika and Scott continue to discuss the Prevail Model of Leadership and the PREVAIL acronym.

“What we call secular is joined with the spiritual. The two of them constitute the railway tracks of the Kingdom. And I think that when we start looking at things that way, people will go to work and realize they are doing God’s work…”

Dr. Noah Manyika

When Christians do not appropriately assist people (believers and non-believers alike) in knowing their worth, we fail to properly execute the Great Commission or the cultural mandate. It is in valuing people that we can fulfill God’s calling. All human beings are made in the image of God and, therefore, have intrinsic value. But if people do not see their worth, they will make decisions that devalue themselves. Even physical assets can be devalued through lack of properly assigning worth, and the potential to impact people and the culture can be lost. Then the cultural mandate to influence and shape the culture fails and the effectiveness of the Great Commission is diminished.

The PREVAIL Model of Leadership shows and gives practical application to the parallel path of the Great Commission and the cultural mandate. Through being present in six different capacities, we can speak into the culture in tangible ways, thus creating opportunities and openings for the Great Commission.

What You’ll Learn

About Dr. Noah Manyika

Dr. Noah Manyika is a Senior Fellow with the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research. He has served as an advisor to the Zimbabwe Government of National Unity led by John Nkomo, former Vice President of Zimbabwe. He also served as an adviser to ministry organizations in the Charlotte area on developing their urban and global missions work.

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Get Noah’s book, The Challenge of Leadership: Is There Not a Cause?  

Watch for Noah’s upcoming book, Prevail: Reclaiming the Divinity of Our Humanity.

About The Leadership Moment

Scott McClelland of Foundational Missions shares bite-sized insights into leadership, with a focus on the Bible, missions, and ministry. He pulls from a wide variety of sources and always has something to inspire and challenge us to greatness.