Leadership Tips

Dear LWML Leaders,

Confidence in Christian leadership is being grounded in the Word.


For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins (Romans 3:23–25).

Let’s face it. Mistakes happen. A deadline was missed. A message got lost. An email got spammed. A text had an unfortunate autocorrect. Sometimes mistakes are your fault and sometimes they are not — but they happen to everyone. It’s how we respond to those mistakes that makes the difference. If you were in error, admit it, and try to make it right. Fix it if you can. Apologize. Start over.

As Christians, we know we make mistakes that fall short of God’s glory all the time. But we also know that we have been saved by the grace of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ death on the cross took all our sins away. We have been washed clean by His blood and get to make a fresh start.

Leaders make mistakes. Followers make mistakes. We all make mistakes. But we are all forgiven through the saving blood of Jesus. That gives us the joy and strength to carry on and live each day to serve Him.

God's Blessings,

2021–2023 Group and Leader Development Committee Members

Christina Bean
Elaine Engelman
Jennifer Gierke
Brianne Stahlecker, Chairman
Marie Chow, Vice President of Organizational Resources, advisory

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