I am motivated when I consider how He knew and accepted His calling, kept it as the central focus, even in the formative years. The reign of Herod the Great was the exception to that rule, but even he treated the Jewish and the Gentile parts of his kingdom differently, fostering Greco-Roman in Gentile sectors but introducing only very minor aspects of it in Jewish areas. Today we bring the Christian year to a conclusion. If you want to be a leader at home, or as a parent, or a teacher, or a teammate or on your job. Leaders must have the right questions. Acts 1:8 reminds us that we are commissioned to reach every culture and people group on earth. Dedicated to Jesus of course, they were also fractious, ambitious and often cowardly: their leader, Peter, even denied knowing Jesus shortly before his execution on the cross.
I believe, based on my reading of the gospels and my personal experience of Jesus working in my life, that Jesus is a leader. Assisted by a council, he had the difficult task of mediating between the remote Roman prefect and the local populace, which was hostile toward pagans and wanted to be free of foreign interference. If Jesus was willing and ready to build up leaders around Him, we should be doing the same. He did not overwhelm them with more than they could manage, but gave them enough to stretch their souls. He was willing to sacrifice the comforts of this world to be with the people that were rejected by society. On several occasions he retreated from crowds to spend time in prayer.
A transformational leader is in tune with the heart of God. Divert daily means doing something fun every day. Servant leadership is very common in the Christian Church because Christians are called by God to put others before themselves. Jesus set the bar very high for what a leader is and what a leader should be. Jesus sacrificed himself so that we, who are not perfect, could join him. Jesus was never clothed in fine linen nor did he have a grand palace to live in.
Regardless of the persecutions or distractions, Jesus kept on the mission God had called Him to complete. It does not necessarily imply that a leader is serving God. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Jesus does not care whether you are black, white, orange, man, woman, gay or straight, he includes all. Rooted in the Bible, and practical experience, it seeks to draw out and apply the leadership principles taught and modelled by Jesus.
The host of a meal would never lower himself to performing this vile task himself. It is so needed these days — especially in our churches. He reproved Peter at times because he loved him, and Peter, being a great man, was able to grow from this reproof. An enterprise is an organisation specifically structured to deliver some specific good or service. In the world into which Jesus was born, no one has done this kingdom thing better. Because Jesus knows that this life is purposeful and that we have been placed on this planet in order to perform and grow, growth then becomes one of the great ends of life as well as a means. He's a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Small Group Network.
The scriptures contain many marvelous case studies of leaders who, unlike Jesus, were not perfect but were still very effective. Jesus rejected both of these ways -- to give up or to compromise. When the woman who had been bleeding for 12 years touched His garment, Jesus stopped to heal her, even though headed to a definite purpose. I would say Jesus if you broke down servant leadership is the best example anywhere of a servant leader. That minor Roman aristocrat later called a procurator was supported by a small Roman army of approximately 3,000 men.
It is exceptional that He knows what's in the heart of each man and women and can speak to each person with a simple truth to their heart. We all need time to just relax. I love how He committed Himself to even death, and then rose from the dead. These opportunities lie all around us. Understanding others Jesus was a listening leader. As a young adult, he went to be baptized by the prophet and shortly thereafter became an itinerant preacher and healer Mark 1:2—28.
Dedication Jesus dedicated the last 3 years of his life in helping the poor and the needy. Herod was a powerful leader. Jesus Was Willing to Bring Others Along Despite His willingness to do the work, Jesus did not attempt to do everything on His own. If you don't like the direction your life is headed right now, change it. He met each person where they were and loved them in ways that often made them uncomfortable. The scriptures are the handbook of instructions for the would-be leader. While there he was arrested, tried, and executed.
As you read over the descriptions, take time to assess your own life and activity as a leader. So many of the problems in the world today spring from selfishness and self-centeredness in which too many make harsh demands of life and others in order to meet their demands. Leadership skills training, continuous encouragement and feedback can support a servant leader in this growth process. The author is a Forbes contributor. Image modified : matt Brierly, Flickr. We are not yet perfect as Jesus was, but unless those about us can see us striving and improving, they will not be able to look to us for example, and they will see us as less than fully serious about the things to be done.
In the modern and more colloquial sense, Jesus is radical in that he is shaking up the status quo. So Jesus was soft with some people and very tough with others. Living Out Jesus Leadership Style What might such a Christ-centred, servant hearted leadership look like? After all, many of the people wanted to make him king! He built a small team of 12 disciples and larger support team who helped him in his ministry. I will never be a musician. As such, this is a model that should have primacy in Kingdom service.