Christian Leadership Paper
I never thought to be a Christian leader. As a matter of fact, I am a person who did not know about God for 26 years. I was the center of my life, and there was no room for God to enter. Even when I was attending church service, I was trying not to be exposed to other church people. In other words, I was the kind of person who was afraid to walk into a life of faith. However, in the past three years, God has changed me in many ways, and showed me so many miraculous things. And, finally here I am. Being a Christian leader seems the most challenging job in the world. I am working as the chairman of a youth ministry, and walking on the path to be a church leader. When God called me to work for the …show more content…
Jesus told us to “love your neighbors as yourself.” (Mark 12:31) The concept of loving others helps leaders to be selfless and leads towards being able to focus on helping others. Thus, our leading must be done in love and our leading with love can reduce or overcome all secular temptations. Furthermore, when church leaders lead others with love, the congregation is encouraged, built up and strengthened. The disciples can practice their leadership in a loving way while growing as leaders.
Another facet of our leadership is to serve others rather than to be served. Reflecting lessons learned in this class, we have learned how important this subservient leadership is. I believe this leadership is vital for every leader and follower in Christ: “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) Then, what is the meaning of “serving others” in the Christian view? Our Christ showed to His disciples what it means to serve other people. The important point in Jesus’ service is that He was eagerly willing to serve, rather than in a sense of duty. And, Jesus expected that same willingness to serve other people from his disciples.
The following verse is one of my favorites, which led me to better understand servant leadership. The Apostle Peter says: “Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but