DCL 3.4 Instruction | Put “Completing” Fellow Leaders Ahead of “Competing” With Them

Video Presentation: Todd Mullins, Lead Pastor, Christ Fellowship, Florida

There is nothing wrong with competition. The problem with many leaders is that they end up competing against their peers in their own organisation in a way that hurts the team and them. You want to compete with your teammates in such a way that you are actually completing them. The list below will help you determine if you are competing with or completing your co-workers.

3.4 Instruction Put Completing Ahead of CompetingThe bottom line is this, the success of the whole team is more important than any individual wins. Win­ning at all costs will cost you when it comes to your peers. If your goal is to beat your peers, then you will never be able to lead across with them.


Biblical Case Study: The Disciples of Christ (Mark 9:33-37; Luke 9:46-48; Acts 3:1-10)

The four Gospels give many examples of the rivalry that existed between the disciples. Several of them seem to be involved in a never-ending campaign to be seated at the right hand of Jesus in His future Kingdom. Interestingly, following the death and resurrection of Christ and the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost, a major change takes place. Intense competition is replaced with a passionate commitment to teamwork as the disciples work together to fulfill the Great Commission.



  • How do you balance healthy competition with a strong commitment to serve and add value to your peers?


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