and these verses in mind. Keeping these things close to our hearts and minds will produce people who are focused on working for the greater good rather than themselves. These would be the ideal individuals to be in power, uncorrupted by selfish intent and humbly serving despite undesirable circumstances. Farmer didn’t let his position of power get to his head and even though he knew his illegal Freedom Rides led to his jail time, his work would ultimately serve the greater good. A servant leader like him is without doubt an invaluable asset wherever they may find
Bethel Baptist Church never encountered a challenge like this before. The church accepted an invitation to participate in a mission in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Making an appearance in a foreign environment terrified both adolescents and adults. Even with those uneasy feelings, the congregation quickly zeroed in on the goal at hand in spreading God’s love to this needy region. With events such as church cleanup, food ministry, and disaster relief, the church left with a greater appreciation of life, and how lucky many of the citizens in the United States truly are.
1. How would your subordinates describe you as a leader? My subordinates would describe me as the type of leader who encourage them to succeed. In addition, my subordinates would describe me the type of leader who enforce them to be proficient at their jobs by learning Air Force publications and instructions. Lastly, my subordinates would describe me as the type of leader who strives to help mold them into military professionals.
This servant leader is about the nicest inspired motivation, and I agree that one should never expect payment for doing a good job. The rewards are being able to help others and in return is job satisfaction. I tell myself this every day when I walk into my unit. The servant leader ultimately creates a caring world, and it showed by inspiring you to pursue a degree.
One Life, by Scot McKnight, was an appealing testament of how we should go about life in a way that reflects God’s mission and plans for His people. The purpose for this book was so common people reading are, hopefully, influenced to live out their “one life” for God. McKnight explains, in great detail, of what God’s intentions are for us. He also provides the reader with many options on how to overcome temptations we face. This book was discussing several obstacles that may seem as a concern, but are also great descriptions on what every human may run into; however, it is also very clear in McKnight’s writing, that we can abstain from those worldly desires. McKnight wrote this book to portray what Jesus meant about God’s kingdom. Each chapter
Servant leadership is not the only leadership theory that is compatible with the Christian worldview. Others Christian-compatible leadership principles include Transformational Leadership Theory. Northouse (2016) states transformational changes and transforms people. The theory concern with emotions, values, ethics, standards, and goals while assessing followers’ motives, satisfying followers’ needs, and treating members’ as full human beings. Leader-Member Exchange Theory (LMX). This theory makes the dyadic relationship between leaders and followers the focal point of the leadership process. Path-Goal Theory. This approach emphasizes the link between the leader, followers’ behaviors, and that of the organization, making the path clear to promote a satisfying work environment. Authentic Leadership Theory. This approach focuses on the interpersonal process that emerges from the interactions between leaders and followers. Authentic leadership is a reciprocal process because leaders affect members and members influence leaders. Transactional Leadership Theory. This approach emphasizes equitable exchange between the leader and the follower based on honesty and trust.
Neil Cole’s book on “Church 3.0: Upgrades for the Future of the Church” summarizes church styles based on three version of the styles. Cole builds off the version 1.0 which is based on the church in the first-century and version 2.0 which is the modern day church to come up with version 3.0. This version 3.0 Cole states is the second major shift that is occurring now (Cole, 2010, p5-7). Cole’s supposed method is church structure and people focused; discussing issues on money, children, leadership, and teaching to make the church better if they utilizes the shifts that the author references in the book. Church 3.0 shifts the church from an institutionalized approach that is program-driven and clergy-led. This new approach looks at the
Dr. Ed Stetzer is the Executive Director of the Lifeway Research Division. Stetzer has obtained two masters degrees and two doctorate degrees, and he currently serves as pastor of Grace Church in Tennessee. In addition to being the Executive Director for a division of lifeway and a pastor, Stetzer is also a contributing author for Christianity Today, Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, Executive Editor of Facts & Trends Magazine, co-host of the BreakPoint This Week Radio Program, and a columnist for Outreach Magazine.
The basic principle of servant leadership is serving others and the community. The three principles of the servant-leadership are sharing the power, putting the needs of others first and helping people achieve their highest potential so that they may want to serve others. This creates an environment of trust, collaboration, teamwork and group improvement. Robert Greenleaf created the term, Servant Leader, and creating the idea of leading by serving with individuals and organizations. In one of his major essay’s, The Institution as Servant, Greenleaf (as cited in “What is Servant Leadership,” n.d.) expressed what was frequently called the “credo.” Here he said: “This is my thesis: caring for persons, the more able and the less able serving
Native Korean, Eujoo Mary Kim, invites readers into a greater depth of understanding the Asian American church tradition in her book Preaching the Presence of God. There she expresses a rich history of the Asian community, largely focusing on the histories of China, Korea, and Japan. One aspect of the Asian American tradition arising from the text which offers understanding for readers from other traditions is the corporate personality. While Asian American have vastly diverse journeys to America, there is shared history and sentiments as ethnic minorities. From these shared experiences, the community as a whole can hope for a shared and united future full of God's promises. Preaching within this context poses opportunities to describe God's grace throughout the shared faith journey while proclaiming the Word of God.
The book of Romans teaches us much about world we live in and the many qualities of living a Christian life. Romans 8-1, tells us much about how we should view the natural world, our human identity, our relationships, culture and so on. Paul wrote the book of Romans because
In conclusion, it is possible to uphold the five ethical standards that Deni Elliot (2008) proposes for responsible communication across cultural differences, especially within an evangelist context (235). The values display tolerance for varying views in the form of respect and honesty of behalf of all parties involved. Meaning, it is okay to agree to respectfully disagree with a person or group without diminishing or disregarding them as valuable human beings. Also, possession of self-assurance enables any individual with the ability to remain true to their values although they might be part of a minority or “non-dominate culture” (235). Equally important to note is the true purpose of evangelism which is to share the good news of Jesus Christ
Thank you for an insightful initial thread on successful leadership. Comparing your reference of Van Dierendonck’s servant-leader characteristics with Greenleaf’s servant-leader characteristics lends credence to both authors’ perspective of what a servant-leader should be. The important aspect that seems to be absent from Van Dierendonck’s and Greenleaf’s assessment of a servant-leader is the fact that the service is grounded in man’s principles and not God’s principles. Instead of just serving others in a leadership capacity, the model that Christ gave is to equip those that a leader leads so that they can be impactful in a leadership role in a later capacity. According to an article by Kevin J. Donaldson, Jesus equipped the disciples by giving them enduring leadership
Within the mission field, families have many needs, especially when it comes to psychological and spiritual needs. Children specifically have needs for education, growth, and development. And families as a whole for unity, resilience, satisfaction, healthy communication, as well as a sense of inclusion and interaction. This interaction includes those within the mission field they are serving and their mission organization as a whole, as well as those supporting them financially and through prayer back home. These families in this context are surrounded by stress and strain stemming from the cross cultural settings. They have different levels of roles and responsibilities, on top of work, school, communication, transitions/separations, finances,