Ethics plays a significant role in developing a regency-leader by supplying a compass into the future. Ethics is not more rules or an expansion of law. Rather ethics asks integrity related questions focusing on honor, trust, and shame. Ethics raises questions about what a leader does in secret that they are not willing to share openly or what they hope no one ever finds out. Howard Gardner argued an ethical person asks, “If all the workers in my profession…did what I do, what would the world be like?” A regency-leader would ask, “If the entire world knew my private thoughts and fantasies would it honor or shame the Gospel of Christ?”
Developing regency-leaders with heart for ethics requires developing leaders who out of their selflessness recognize their responsibility to protect the honor of the family of God. Just like the battle between the Spirit and the flesh, regency-leaders will fight the battle between Christ’s intended intimate relations within the family of God and the independent spirit found in our dominant western society.
Giving your heart to others by listening to their heart
When you grow a leader who values people you help the whole world