Think Like Jesus, Lead Like Moses
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Think Like Jesus, Lead Like Moses

Leadership Lessons from the Wilderness Crucible
4.5 (15 ratings)
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Created by David Lantz
Last updated 2/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 23 downloadable resources
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What you'll learn
  • Do you feel called to leadership, to become a Gray Champion in your business, church, or community? Do you have fears about how taking a stand will affect your personal finances, or doubts that you can even make a difference? Then this course is for you. As an added bonus, David refers to scenes from well known movies to illustrate the leadership principles he describes.
  • Having a note pad, an open mind, and an open Bible would come in handy as you take this course!

Think like Jesus Lead like Moses challenges us to look to two of the world’s most successful leaders to see how they guide people in the wilderness. The course provides applicable insights into well-known leadership styles by constructing a bridge between commonsense business methods and profound biblical insights. David’s transparency and honesty as he shares his own fiery and refining trials gives you a “safe place” to admit your failings and successes.

Based on his book, Think Like Jesus, Lead Like Moses: Leadership Lessons from the Wilderness Crucible David presents 10 video lessons in which he discusses principles of Godly leadership based on a study of the life of Moses. In a the section, Principle Reflections, you are presented with a "point to ponder" and questions for reflection that you can use either in private or group study.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is a call to get out of the way, to get humble and to turn the world upside down as we learn to think like Jesus, lead like Moses. If you’re up for that sort of adventure, then this course is for you.
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 01:06:44
+ Course Introduction
3 lectures 04:32

In this lesson, David introduces himself, describes the course, and explains how it came about.

Preview 02:27

In this lesson, I provide a list of the ten principles you can reference all in one place. I also share a webpage you can access to learn about the movie scenes I've selected to illustrate each leadership principle.

Preview 01:35

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+ Ten Principles of Godly Leadership
10 lectures 42:24

In this first lesson, David introduces the first of the ten principles of leadership. He references two movies, The Ten Commandments, and the Prince of Egypt, to help connect this simple idea: What does it take to cause you to give up on trusting in your own power, so that you’re able to trust in the power of God?

Preview 03:53

In this lesson, David considers that transformation that took place in how Moses saw himself, and how everyone changed their view of him. Using the movie, It’s A Wonderful Life, David talks about how we must go through a crisis of confidence in order to be committed to God’s plan for our life.

Principle #2: Understand God's Plan for Your Life

In this third lesson, David considers how truly effective leaders get things done. Using the movie, Spartacus, to illustrate some of the issues Moses faced, he examines the tension between bestowing your authority on others to enable them to do the work, vs. the temptation to “hoard” your power.

Principle #3: Attract Lieutenants Who Share the Vision

In this fourth lesson, David looks at how Moses praised his people, and sacrificed for their good. He illustrates Principle Number 4 by using a scene from the movie Star Trek: Generations.

Principle 4: Stand Up for Your People

In looking at the fifth principle, David examines how Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, encourages him to delegate the work he’s doing. To help illustrate the importance of making sure that the people’s interests, not the leader’s ego, is most important, he uses the movie “Armageddon” to demonstrate why we need to delegate tasks to competent people.

Principle 5: The Power of Cooperative Effort

In Principle 6, David explores how Moses edified others around him, praising them for their contribution to the efforts of the Children of Israel. Using the movie, Braveheart, he demonstrates that even great leaders need to know when to step aside to elevate others for the good of the cause one is working for.

Principle 6: Affirm Your Followers' Self Worth

In Principle 7, David looks at how leaders mold their followers, and how followers shape their leaders. Moses had to work with people, but the people also had to work with Moses. This may mean letting others defend you when your followers speak ill of you. To illustrate this principle, the movie, Dave, is used.

Principle 7: Allow God to Defend You

In presenting the eighth principle, David considers how Moses invested himself in his protégé, Joshua. To illustrate how we infect others with our passion and energy to accomplish a vision long after we’re gone, David makes reference to the movie, Kingdom of Heaven.

Principle 8: Mentor Those the Holy Spirit Guides to You

In Principle 9, David examines how Moses dealt with the temptation of allowing fame and success to go to his head. To illustrate how even Godly people can act in their own self interest while claiming to be doing God’s will, the movie, “The Messenger,” about the life of Joan of Arc, is used.

Principle 9: Don't let Success Go to Your Head!

In this tenth and final principle, David examines how Moses led a life of genuineness. If a leader expects his followers to respect him, then he must demonstrate he cares for them. This is illustrated in the movie, 300, and the life of King Leonidas of Sparta.

Principle 10: Live a Life of Genuiness
+ Questions for Further Relection
10 lectures 00:00

Point to Ponder:  Have you ever been confronted with the reality that your own strength and power was not sufficient to see you through your time of trial?

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Point to Ponder:  Have you ever been tempted to give up just before you were about to succeed in your efforts?

Principle 2 Reflections
1 page

Point to Ponder:  Do you have an inner circle of friends or advisors who share your vision and seek to help you achieve that vision?

Principle 3 Reflections
1 page

Point to Ponder:  Do you have family members, coworkers or church members who depend on you to represent their interests?  If so, do you act on their behalf, or run for cover?

Principle 4 Reflections
1 page

Point to Ponder:  In your circle of influence, what would it mean to work for a goal that benefits others, but not yourself?  What would it cost you so that others might benefit from the fruits of your labor? 

Principle 5 Reflections
1 page

Point to Ponder:  As a leader, how do you demonstrate that you are truly interested in edifying and uplifting the people whom you mentor and disciple?

Principle 6 Reflections
1 page

Point to Ponder:  Resist the temptation to forget that it is the Lord Jesus Christ whom you serve, and that the position of authority He has given you is only temporary.

Principle 7 Reflections
2 pages

Point to Ponder:  As a leader, how are you disciplining others, building relationships that strengthen you both while helping them to prepare for the day when they will take on the mantle of leadership in the ministries God has prepared for them?

Principle 8 Reflections
1 page

Point to Ponder:  As you go forth to serve God through the leadership capacity in which He has placed you, ask yourself this question:  Are you doing the things you are doing in His Name, or in Your Name?

Principle 9 Reflections
2 pages
Point to Ponder:  In the movie, 300, there is a man who claims to have the interests of the Greeks at heart, yet all the while, he takes bribes from the Persians to speak against the council of King Leonidas.  As you ponder this lesson, ask yourself:  Are you creating traditions that pass on the mantle of leadership to those who follow in your footsteps?  And, are you a “good shepherd,” acting with the best interests of your followers at heart? 
Principle 10 Reflections
2 pages
+ Next Steps
3 lectures 06:47

In this section, we provide a final set of resources and suggest some follow up "Next Steps."

Next Steps

In this concluding lesson, download a free e-book, "Ten Principles of Godly Leadership." Additionally, sign up for Conversations with the Culture, a monthly newsletter that uses movies to introduce a conversation about spiritual truth with the culture.

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