A recent example of this has been the need to restructure the organisation following the ending of a significant government contract. This meant losing people from the organisation that I had worked closely with over a number of years. In essence, the challenge, as a leader, is this. Is it possible to take away an individual’s livelihood in a ‘Christian way’? For me the fundamental difference is that as a Christian, I believe people are made in God’s likeness and that Christ died for them. This focusses my mind on their intrinsic worth and in consequence, how individuals should be treated.
To the best of my knowledge, Andy is the first deacon to set down a clear and focused vision for the deacon in the workplace. It's an exciting initiative and I'm so pleased to have his permission to share his reflection here. Exeter deacons are really looking forward to his ordination this year, and welcoming … Continue reading DEACON IN THE WORKPLACE: A SERVANT LEADER