D. L.

MOODY
The Making of A Leader

Evangelist of the Nineteenth Century (1837 – 1899)

The Big Picture: Bird’s-Eye View

Sovereign Foundations
• The Farm Boy • His New Teacher • Lesson From His Uncle

Inner-Life Growth
• Move to Chicago • Renting Pews • Sabbath Restrictions

Ministry Maturing
• North Market Sunday School • Crazy Moody • The Dying Sunday School Teacher

Life Maturing
• City Missionary • Civil War Outreach • Pastor Moody

Convergence
• Holy Spirit Baptism • Reviving Europe • The Power of the Press

Afterglow
• Rejecting Offers • Lasting Fruit

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Sovereign Foundations (1837 - 1855)
Phase I.
Sub-phase: The Farm Boy Sub-phase: His New Teacher Sub-phase: Lesson From His Uncle

Death of Dad, Poverty

Law Failed; Grace Complete Victory

Self-Will is Greatly in the Way

Process Items: Crisis

Process Items: Divine Contact

Process Items: Authority Insights, Boundary Event

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Traits and Gift-Mix
Clinton: Personality traits embedded now correlate with later gift-mix that God gives. Moody: Strong will/evangelism; poverty/ generosity; lack of school/educating others.

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Time Context
Clinton: God determines the exact time and place of leader’s birth. Moody: Gilded Age; industrial expansion, urbanization, and economic growth.

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General Leadership Principles
Be willing to be governed by people older and wiser than yourself.

Divergences »
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None: The Clintonian Model is sufficient for describing this phase of Moody’s life. Moody exhibits the common highlights of Clinton’s Sovereign Foundations Phase. ―During all the development phases God processes a person by bringing activities, people, problems—you name it—into his or her life. We call these process items.‖

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Boundary Event » (Age 18)
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Clinton: ―Spend a lifetime that counts for God‖ Moody: Won’t let 24 hours pass without speaking to someone about soul (Evangelism Gift)

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Organizational
Indirect

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Sphere of Influence

Inner-Life Growth (1855 - 1857)
Phase II.
Sub-phase: Move to Chicago Sub-phase: Renting Pews Sub-phase: Sabbath Restrictions

No Boston Church Excitement

Filling 4 Pews Each Sunday

Won’t Travel on Sabbath to Make A Sale

Process Items: Flesh Act

Process Items: Destiny Preparation

Process Items: Integrity Check, Boundary Event

Overlap of Testing Items » (No Sabbath Travel)
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Word
• Revealed truth will test integrity or obedience

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Integrity
• Challenge to consistency with inner convictions

Obedience
• Doesn’t always hinge on understanding

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Informal Training
Clinton: The leader-to-be learns by doing in the context of a local church or Christian organization. Moody: Active in bringing people to church and sharing his new-found faith.

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Inward Development
Clinton: The major thrust of God’s development is inward. The real training program is in the heart. Moody: His prevailing intention is to give up his will to God.

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General Leadership Principles
Faith gets the most; love works the most; but humility keeps the most.

Divergences »
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Clinton:
• Flesh Act = Negative • Imitation Modeling • Formal Training

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Moody:
• Impulse = Success • A Model for Others • No Formal Training

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Clinton: ―Guidance is presumed…Ramifications that later affect ministry and life negatively.‖

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Moody: ―Almost everything I ever did in my life that was a success was done on impulse.‖

Boundary Event » (Age 20)
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Clinton: ―Emerging leader gets into ministry‖ Moody: 16 teachers/12 students, Moody to teach if could gather own class. Brings 18 the following week. (Ministry Task Process Item)

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Organizational
Indirect Sphere of Influence
Direct

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Ministry Maturing (1857 - 1861)
Phase III.
Sub-phase: North Market Sunday School Sub-phase: Crazy Moody Sub-phase: The Dying Sunday School Teacher

Opens His Own School ~650 Students

Street Evangelist, Not Good Speaker

10 Days of Salvations

Process Items: Ministry Affirmation

Process Items: Giftedness Discovery, Conflict

Process Items: Faith Challenge, Boundary Event

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Entry and Training
Clinton: Challenge into ministry, and develop skills.

Moody: Opens Sunday school and tremendous amount of experience gained.

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Relational Learning and Discernment
Clinton: Motivate and influence others and learn spiritual principles. Moody: 100s of teachers in his school, always pressing others into ministry.

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General Leadership Principles
Unless you keep in constant and close association with the one Book, the Bible, you will not have power.

Giftedness Development Pattern
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Ministry Experience Develop Gift Cluster

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Discovery of Gift

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Identify Gift Mix

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Gift of Evangelism

Increased Use of Gift

Discovery of Other Gifts

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Effective Using Gift

Divergences »
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None: The Clintonian Model is sufficient for describing this phase of Moody’s life. Moody exhibits the common highlights of Clinton’s Ministry Maturing Phase. ―The major activities of Phase III are ministry. The training that goes on is rather incidental and often not intentional. It is the ministry that seems so all important!‖

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Boundary Event » (Age 24)
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Clinton: ―You minister from what you are‖ Moody: Works with dying Sunday school teacher for 10 days of salvations – first in his life (goes full-time) (Faith Challenge Process Item)

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Organizational
Indirect

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Life Maturing (1861 - 1873)
Phase IV.
Sub-phase: City Missionary Sub-phase: Civil War Outreach Sub-phase: Pastor Moody

Broken Windows, Zeal Without Knowledge, Ruffians

1,500 Meetings At Camp Douglas

“In a Sense I Was Satisfied”

Process Items: Conflict

Process Items: Maturity Cluster

Process Items: Gift-Mix, Boundary Event

Commonalities » Maturity Cluster
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―All leaders go through conflict, crises, and some isolation.‖

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―A leader who has learned major maturity lessons exercises ministry with a new level of spiritual authority.‖ Leadership Lesson: "Torrey, we will let the other men do the talking and the criticizing, and we will stick to the work that God has given us to do, and let Him take care of the difficulties and answer the criticisms."

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Commonalities » Reflective Evaluation
―Leaders are often busy people. They are preoccupied with many facets of life and ministry. Often they do not notice that they are not growing…God often breaks into the leader’s life at this point.‖
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• Are you all O and O? • What God could do through a man.

Serious Reflection
• I will be O and O for Jesus. • I will be that soldout man.

• Intense desire for more of God. • Need for the Holy Spirit in a new way.

Gain Atttention of Leader

Commitment to Growth

Giftedness Development Pattern
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―Leaders ALWAYS have at least one word gift…that make up their gift-mix‖

Ministry Experience Develop Gift Cluster Discovery of Gift (Evangelism)

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Identify Gift Mix

On Verge of Convergence

Increased Use of Gift

Discovery of Other Gifts (Exhortation Pastoring)

Effective Using Gift

Divergences »
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None: The Clintonian Model is sufficient for describing this phase of Moody’s life. Moody exhibits the common highlights of Clinton’s Life Maturing Phase. ―Phase IV will have this ―you-minister-from-what-you-are‖ emphasis. During Phase IV the leader identifies and uses his or her gift-mix with power. There is mature fruitfulness.‖

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Boundary Event » (Age 36)
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Clinton: ―Enhances and uses the best that the leader has to offer‖ Moody: ―Everything I did before this was in the flesh.‖ His effectiveness and prayer life changed. (Gift-Cluster Process Item)

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Organizational
Sphere of Influence Indirect

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Convergence (1873 - 1875)
Phase V.
Sub-phase: Holy Spirit Baptism

Sub-phase: Reviving Europe

Sub-phase: The Power of the Press

Stay Thy Hand, A Changed Man

No Meeting Hall Big Enough, New Works, Money Handling Process Items: Apostleship Gift, Crisis

His Renown Preceded Him

Process Items: Spiritual Authority, Gift-Cluster

Process Items: Confirmation Pattern, Boundary Event

Convergence Factors
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Upward Dependence

Experience (Extensive Work) Geography (2 Years in Europe)

(Union Life)
Influence Mix (Pressing Others)

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Giftedness (Gift-Cluster)

Absolute Convergence Experienced First in Europe

Personality Shaping

(Mature Character)

Challenge Cluster » (Faith & Influence)
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In Europe – his character is attacked (man after money)

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Entitled To It
• Don’t need this hassle

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Faith & Influence Challenge

Give It Up
• Trust God

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How he handles determines whether there is afterglow

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Moved By God Into A Roll
Clinton: Frees leader from other roles and enhances the best the leader has to offer. Moody: No longer Chicago Pastor, but European evangelist.

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True Power Base Established
Clinton: Being and spiritual authority form the true power base for mature ministry. Moody: Before baptism it was work in flesh; after it was work in Spirit.

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General Leadership Principles
“The love of money on the part of evangelists has done more to discredit the work in our day, and to lay many an evangelist on the shelf, than almost any other cause.”

Divergences »
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Clinton:
• No Gift in Prior Roll

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Moody:
• Very Gifted Pastor

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Clinton: ―The role not only frees the leader from ministry for which there is no gift...‖ Moody loved his flock and regularly attended to them and fed them. He was gifted in teaching, exhortation, and pastoring.

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Boundary Event » (Age 38)
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Clinton: ―Era of recognition and indirect influence at broad levels.‖ Moody: Invited to preach all over the nation for revival. (Spiritual Authority, Gift-Cluster Process Items)

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Organizational
Sphere of Influence Indirect

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―I think I have accomplished more in the last four years than in all the rest of my life.―

Afterglow (1875 - 1899)
Phase VI.
Sub-phase: Rejecting Offers Sub-phase: Lasting Fruit

Goes Home to Wait on God and Refresh

Seminaries, Schools, Bible College, Missions

Process Items: Isolation

Process Items: Spiritual Authority, Gift-Cluster

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Era of Recognition
Clinton: Indirect influence at broad levels. Moody: Continued to evangelize throughout America, preaching in major cities and at various universities.

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Storehouse of Wisdom (Influence = Organizational)
Clinton: Information gathered over a lifetime will continue to benefit many. Moody: Northfield Seminary for Young Women, Mount Hermon School for Boys, Moody Bible Institute.

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General Leadership Principles
God is not a hard taskmaster. To do your best work you cannot afford to neglect the common laws of health.

Divergences »
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Clinton:
• Isolation during Ministry/Life Maturing

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Moody:
• Isolation at start of Afterglow

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Clinton: ―Usually this process item is seen in the ministry phase and life maturing phase.‖ Moody: Desperate need of a break and time to seek God for next steps. Also needed to replenish his preaching materials (the papers had printed his every word).

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Overall Summation
Flesh Act; No Formal Training Gifted Pastor Late Isolation

Sovereign Foundations
• The Farm Boy • His New Teacher • Lesson From His Uncle

Inner-Life Growth

Ministry Maturing
• North Market Sunday School • Crazy Moody • The Dying Sunday School Teacher

Life Maturing
• City Missionary • Civil War Outreach • Pastor Moody

Convergence
• Holy Spirit Baptism • Reviving Europe • The Power of the Press

Afterglow
• Rejecting Offers • Lasting Fruit

X • Renting Pews X
• Move to Chicago • Sabbath Restrictions

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1837

1855 Direct

1857

1861 Indirect

1873

1899 1875 Organizational

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