Christians Say US Suffering Leadership Crisis

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Most Christians, 82 percent, believe the United States is suffering from a crisis of leadership, according to a new survey from the Barna Group.

Sixty-four percent of respondents rated "integrity" as a leader's most important trait, 40 percent said "authenticity," and 38 percent said "discipline."

"Christians perceive a significant leadership crisis in America caused by a distinct lack of leaders," David Kinnaman, president of Barna Group, told Church Leadership. "Most feel they are leaders, but many of them aren't confident that their leadership abilities are the most important traits in a leader."

"This suggests many of them are still striving to meet even their own leadership expectations," he continued. "And it means many Christians may not think of their own leadership as helping to fill the leadership gap they experience."

"Perhaps this is why they are most interested in growing in terms of courage," Kinnaman concluded.
    
But Brad Lomenick, president of Catalyst, a movement designed to equip and inspire young Christian leaders, is out to change that. Lomenick talked more about how to address the "leadership crisis" on the CBN News Channel Morning News, April 25.

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