MODEL OF BIBLICAL LEADERSHIP: PART III
Leadership is a journey. It is the path we travel. This excursion includes both challenges and victories. No matter the circumstance we face there are three simultaneous perspectives as we go: UPWARD, INWARD, and OUTWARD.
THE OUTWARD PERSPECTIVE
A Christian leader must possess healthy relationships and exhibit servant leadership on the journey.
Healthy relationships are the center of the OUTWARD PERSPECTIVE. We were built for a relationship with God and with one another. We are told that the highest command is to love God and to love others. The leader’s relationships have healthy communication and conflict management. Those they lead they hold accountable, and in turn, they are accountable to authority in their lives. Relationships include the giving and receiving of exhortation and encouragement.
Key Verses: 2 Tim 2:14-15, Prov 18:13, 1 Chronicles 28:19-20, Matt 5:23-24, Matt 18:15-17, Amos 5:24
The mode of operation for the Christian leader is that of a servant to others. Leading with all humility and a high commitment to the empowerment of others are marks of a servant leader. This requires skills in equipping Gods people and the delegation of tasks within the mission that God has given. Leaders who take on the role of servant have a great love for those within their care and responsibility.
Key Verses: Phil 2:3-5, Acts 1:8, John 13:5-17, Acts 4:36,11:22-24, Matt 22:38-39, 1 Cor 13:1-13