Let's face it – the world is filled with distractions and temptations. However, as Christian leaders, we must stay grounded in humility and truth. But what happens when we're faced with a shocking revelation that threatens our faith?

Scott and special guest cohost Ken Brooks discuss the insights gained by Scott through decades of experience, which he shared in his second book, Anthologies from the Forefront: Getting Closer to God.

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It's not wrong to be excited by learning new things or being exposed to new things. But as strongly as you feel, you've got to couple that with deep thought and investigation. 

Scott McClelland

Common temptations and pitfalls that leaders face

Leaders often face challenges related to the desire for power and the belief that they are superior due to their knowledge and insights. These tendencies can make success seem distorted and move away from the important values of genuine and servant leadership. Learning to recognize and navigate these pitfalls helps mold leaders to serve with humility, authenticity, and truth.

The importance of staying true to your values

Leaders must be committed to adhering to God’s guidance amidst a world potentially full of distractions and temptations. This steadfastness helps leaders to maintain integrity, provide consistent direction, and establish trust. Aligning with guiding principles and values helps leaders create an authentic and transparent culture within their teams.

The hazard of seeking power and glory through knowledge

In the Kingdom, leaders don’t use knowledge to dominate others. Instead, knowledge should be a catalyst for inspiration, growth, and collaborative effort. A great leader uses knowledge to empower others, fostering an environment of shared learning and collective advancement. Overcoming the temptation to use knowledge as a vehicle for supremacy promotes a more humble, honest, and effective leadership approach.

Listen to Discover

  • The power of simple submission to God’s will and the impact it can have on your leadership journey
  • How to navigate the temptations and pitfalls that leaders often face, and develop strategies to overcome them
  • Uncover why seeking power and glory through knowledge can hinder your spiritual growth
  • The value of humility and truth, and how it can lead to greater maturity and effectiveness as a Christian leader
  • How to guard your heart against worldly influences and stay focused on your purpose and mission

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About Ken Brooks

Ken’s thirst for knowledge is unquenchable. He believes that lifelong learning is the key to personal growth and leadership. Ken is known for his patience and wisdom. His personal journey shows that we grow the most when we actively pursue growth and knowledge. His passion for self-discipline and personal development inspires leaders, encouraging them to keep learning and growing.

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