This fact sheet examines the importance of a Christian leader's 'sense of self' and the relationship with sustainable leadership.This is the third of six Personal Foundations of Sustainable Leadership outlined by NCLS Research. The first 3 can be grouped under the heading 'Who we are' - qualities that are close to our very identity. Results from the 2011 National Church Life Survey (NCLS) for church leaders who completed the Leader Survey show that those with a strong sense of self are more likely to be thriving in ministry rather than burning out.
Authors: Sam Sterland
Sterland, S. (2014) Sense of Self: Personal Foundation 3, Factsheet 1.14004. Sydney: NCLS Research.