Servant Leaders Empower Others

This week we again focus on a servant leader’s responsibility to those they lead. Matthew 28:18-20 shows how Jesus commissioned that group of followers in whom he had invested. Jesus models empowering those He equipped and sending them with a commission to impact the world. No matter which field or endeavor in which you are … Continue reading Servant Leaders Empower Others

Servant Leaders Equip Others

This week, we focus on a servant leader’s responsibility to those they lead. Ephesians 4:11-13 teaches us that God raises up leaders to prepare and equip the church for the work of ministry. Servant leaders are called to build up the whole body, to help them realize the unity of faith and knowledge of Jesus, … Continue reading Servant Leaders Equip Others

Three Activities of a Servant Leader, Part 3

The last of the three activities we want to look at is the act of service. Service helps leaders develop a deeper heart of compassion for others. Jesus summed up the core of the Law with two commands; love God with everything you are and everything you have, and love others selflessly (Matt 22:36-40). These … Continue reading Three Activities of a Servant Leader, Part 3

Three Activities of a Servant Leader, Part 2

In this article, we look at the key inner discipline of prayer. Prayer is vital to developing servant leader character as it reflects our hearts before God. Remember that Proverbs 4:3 says that the heart, or our inner life, is the wellspring of life, and Proverbs 21:2 reveals that God weighs our hearts when considering … Continue reading Three Activities of a Servant Leader, Part 2

Three Activities of a Servant Leader, Part 1

There are key inner disciplines that develop servant leader character to build on previous articles. Proverbs 4:3 says that the heart, or our inner life, is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 21:2 reveals that God weighs our hearts when considering our actions. Even Jesus drew attention again and again in the gospels to the importance … Continue reading Three Activities of a Servant Leader, Part 1

Three Characteristics of a Servant Leader

Servant leadership is a condition, not a style. It is a condition of the leader in her identity. At the risk of confusing you, servant leaders can use various styles of leadership and be effective, because servanthood is not in competition with leadership styles—it is fundamental to them all, especially in a Kingdom context. You … Continue reading Three Characteristics of a Servant Leader

Building a Solid Foundation for Servant Leadership

Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people.[1] Leadership can be a confusing concept within the church today. Often the secular worldview, backed by courses, studies, … Continue reading Building a Solid Foundation for Servant Leadership

Beginning the Journey of Leadership in the Upside-down Kingdom

Begin with Jesus, the Chief Cornerstone Every journey begins with the first step, and on the journey into leadership in God’s upside-down Kingdom, we must begin with Jesus. He is our beginning point in every endeavor—the chief cornerstone on which every solid foundation is laid. Jesus’ coming to establish a new kingdom was prophesied in … Continue reading Beginning the Journey of Leadership in the Upside-down Kingdom

Introducing Leadership from the Upside-down Kingdom Perspective

There are many books and resources we can access to help us become better leaders in many fields, and much of those resources are targeted specifically to particular fields. Unfortunately, that means there are fewer resources for believers in different types and levels of ministry who desire to grow in their ability to lead others. … Continue reading Introducing Leadership from the Upside-down Kingdom Perspective

A Crisis of Leadership

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.- Abraham Lincoln If this past year has shown us anything, it has shown us that across the board we are struggling to navigate a fluid and changing world environment. There have always been significant events that have … Continue reading A Crisis of Leadership