His teachings on leadership served as guiding principles to his disciples and even the present day leaders in the church. As you read over the descriptions, take time to assess your own life and activity as a leader. Theologians describe jesus as the central figure of the bible. To achieve this, he had a fivepronged leadership strategy. Gene wilkes, is a 6session adult bible study that leads members of the body of christ to apply biblical principles of servant leadership to all areas of their ministries. Jesus servantleadership example for african leaders. The principles, however, which i admire most are found in the leadership style of jesus. The world today needs leaders who meet the physical, spiritual, economic and political needs of the people. This book changed me dramatically, challenging me in many different aspects of leadership. The father the first proof jesus offers to confirm his leadership role is the witness of god the father. Lead like jesus brings leaders face to face with jesus for transformation that impacts individuals, organizations, and nations. A meditation upon the foot washing of his disciples address.
The biblical foundations of leadership divinity school. How did jesus take ordinary men and turn them into leaders. Christ jesus, though he was in the form of god, did not count equality with god a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant phil. Henry webb, director, discipleship and family leadership department, publisher of lifeway edition of jesus on leadership. Here are 12 leadership principles of jesus that inspire me. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Jesus on leadership, student edition, has been edited with you in mind. Stacey whitt, youth minister at legacy drive baptist church, plano, texas, and gene wilkes, writer. Master the leadership skills you need to be your very best. God has a master plan for reaching and transforming a lost world.
Leaders who stand the test of time have something we can learn to elevate our leadership. So, selfawareness, love, service, freedom are all hallmarks of jesus leadership style. Wilkes is definitely a source of excellent leadership and the reason behind its practice. I have been a student and practitioner of the servant leadership style of jesus. Jesus, the greatest servant leader lead like jesus. Purpose of religion 180r religion 180r, principles of leadership, introduces students to leadership principles and methods that will help them lead in a way that is. So, it isnt at all surprising that her book is called jesus ceo. What can we take from this and turn into salt and light in our own lives. By following the pattern of jesus ministry of training people to do kingdom work, jesus on leadership helps develop church members into servant leaders. An application of jesus leadership style in contemporary christian. We depend on generous donations to deliver the training that god uses. Jesus leadership emphasized the importance of being discerning with regard to others, without seeking to control them. Jesus as transformational leader lewis center for church.
Jesus on leadership becoming a servant leader 1 jesus on leadership becoming a servant leader kingdom impact kenya 2003 2 welcome. Seven principles to assist leaders with everything from humbling their hearts to building a team for christ. Here are ten traits of jesus, the transformational leader. What were the characteristics of jesus leadership while on earth. Briefly, we will summarise ten perspectives on leadership, which will help you to daily live out a christcentred leadership, modelled on jesus leadership style. Jeff has gone on to teach the principles to hundreds of others, and one of the young men he has discipled, eddie wang, captured each lesson in written format and created the teaching guides. Jesus said, the one who speaks on his own authority seeks his own. When studying the subject of transformational leadership, we should take a look at our own leader, christ jesus. He pulls from many respected experts on leadership and presents jesus leadership in a very approachable way. Training servant leaders will be a task of the church until christ returns. Jesus leadership principles and method of training his. Pdf the leadership style of jesus christ in the new.
So, when i happened upon the book, the leadership style of jesus, i picked it up to gauge my adherence to the practice and to learn something. Lukes record of jesus interactions with his disciples as they journeyed to jerusalem exemplifies how the practices of transformational leadership characterized jesus leadership. Another model of christ leadership is depicted in john 2. Attention is strongly paid on the meaning of leadership, forms of leadership, various teaching of jesus christ in the bible where he has. This is a direct reversal of the principles and practices pursued so perfectly by that perfect example of leadership, jesus of nazareth. Wilkes discusses every aspect of an honorable servant leaderfrom humbling your heart to building a winning team.
From ugandan tribal kings to ukrainian christians, leaders around the world come face to face with jesus through the global arm of lead like jesus. A concept of god that is central to ignatius loyolas view is that of god labouring for us in all things. A model for innovation and creativity in the early church biblical perspectives may 2008 bonnie banks the early church evolved from its limitations of internal focus to boundless efficacy by utilizing innovation and creativity in spreading the gospel of jesus christ. I am confident that this expanded and much enlarged book will help many leaders and aspiring leaders to fol low in the leadership style of jesus, the greatest. This kind of leadership was practiced by jesus christ. Jesus operated from a base of fixed principles or truths rather than making up the rules as he went along. Read what jesus had to say about being a servant in this context in. The new testament records the life, teachings and service of jesus christ the founder. The leadership of jesus is seen by christian theologians as the incarnation of the reign of god. Servant leadership 1 lion of judah po box 26747, prescott valley, az 86312 9287750083 jesus on leadership becoming a servant leader whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and who ever wants to be first must be slave of all. The secret to leading like jesus church source blog.
Jesus came with the purpose of reclaiming the world. Have you ever thought of jesus as the perfect leader. Kelly miller smith institute vanderbilt divinity school nashville, tennessee saturday, november 6, 1999 outline for a seminar presented at the kelly miller smith institute on black church studies, vanderbilt university on saturday, november 6, 1999. We have received questions that reflect leadership challenges posed by this new reality. This message of jesus transcends the barriers of culture, time, and history. Jesus on leadership becoming a servant leader student. In this videocast three coauthors of lead like jesus revisited, phyllis hendry halverson, ken blanchard, and phil hodges address seven questions that will help leaders around the globe navigate and respond to todays challenges. The centered team then took the teaching guides and created the principles of jesus workbook. His personal stories show how following jesus, taking risks, sharing responsibility, exercising authority, and other essential skills work in real life. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading jesus on leadership. Leaders have the responsibility to provide resources for their organizations or institutions.
Interest and materials about servant leadership have grown in both secular and ministry contexts. He is the one who can best speak to the issue of leadership. Whether you are new to leadership or a seasoned veteran this book is a refreshing and challenging look at the basics of leadership. Every true movement of the jesus mission begins with a heart change in the leader, and that happens as we learn to take the spotlight off ourselves. The leadership style of jesus devotional reading plan. He cared about the freedom of his followers to choose. Jesus on leadership joins many books about leadership in church and business. Instead, jesus focused on true depth and longterm impact.
Jesus had a significant religious experience while being. Thus, his leadership style was not only correct, but also. Timeless wisdom on servant leadership kindle edition by gene wilkes, calvin miller. Jesus wants to set an example for his followers to follow. Christ models of leadership find, read and cite all the research. You can read online jesus on leadership here in pdf, epub, mobi or docx formats. Michael youssef will provide the reader with vital leadership principles as demonstrated by the greatest leader of all time jesus himself. Pdf on jan 1, 20, gabriel kofi boahen nsiah and others published leading as jesus led. The leadership style of jesus harvest house publishers. Pdf jesus servantleadership example for christian leaders in. Jesus ceo pdf summary laurie beth jones 12min blog. If you cant lead yourself, you cant and shouldnt lead others.
Jesus christ developed a leadership model which has proven efficacious for the stable growth of his counterculture, christianity. Gene wilkes may change your whole view of leadership. Even the old testament has 55 prophecies pointing to him. Resources project impact summer discipleship training. Jesus as leader works to unlock the potential in each one of us, respecting our freedom. Where theres not always agreement is how servant leadership should. Jesus had a sacrificial servant heart that was focused on the needs of others.
Humbling and servanthood leaders notes this is a practical bible study series. Jesus was willing to invest in people others would have dismissed. According to yukl 2002, the behavior approach to the study of leadership examines the typical patterns of leader activities, functions, and responsibilities and how leaders effectively spend their time. I think this is a must read for pastors and christian leaders. Jesus on leadership is a great book that takes much of the timeless principles of servant leadership and brings them to the forefront of how leaders need to be leading today. While jesus on leadership is a practical tool kit, wilkess. Jesus on leadershipjoins many books about leadership in church and business. We cannot advance the kingdom of god or accomplish jesus mission if we dont apply this secret to our lives and leadership. Selfleadership precedes team leadership and public influence. For thirtythree years, jesus lived a remarkable life of absolute trust and allegiance to life in the kingdom of god.53 332 873 1393 290 672 1274 693 886 217 577 655 1449 850 112 91 1354 1424 1538 821 1520 305 940 829 1413 378 196 129 334