Healthy Churches Cultivate Servant Leadership
And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:42-45).
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! (Phil 2:5-8)
- Servant leaders are focused on how to serve others.
- Servant leaders think like stewards, not owners.
- Servant leaders base their identity in Christ.
What does the term “servant-leader” mean?
How did Jesus exemplify servant leadership?
Why do you believe servant leadership is effective?
How can you become a better servant leader to your family? Your work? Your friendships?
Why do you believe people struggle with a servant attitude?
What is the solution for becoming more of a servant leader?
Posted on Sun, April 30, 2017
by Sarah Sutton