Wendy, 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.
Leithwood (2001) advocate for distributive leadership as an alternative to the top down model. As leaders enlist others leadership is encouraged in others. Jesus called disciples to follow him. He later commissioned them make more disciples in Matthew 28. Leadership is therefore not limited to a select few.
Jeff Bridges takes the lofty goal of perfect holiness and shows how every Christian is called to live out their lives; holiness is achieved by pursuing God in every aspect of our lives, following the way of Christ and not the ways of the world, and obeying the Lord in everything we do. He emphasizes the idea that holiness is not an end result but rather a lifetime challenge. This book follows the teachings of many pastors and authors I have personally encountered and I found it very settling to know that the information I have heard for many years is still applicable and holds its truth. One very important point Bridges makes throughout this small book is how sin separates us from God and it is our duty to release this sin and work towards
The profession of law enforcement is synonymous with service. For Christians, the greatest example of service is in Jesus and his words and actions. Therefore, Christians in law enforcement must look towards Jesus and take strength from his example to fight against the immoral acts they encounter daily. Furthermore, a Christian called to work within the law enforcement profession can fulfill the Great Commission by positively impacting the outcasts, broken and deviants in society towards God’s Word. Despite law enforcement being a secular profession, Christians in law enforcement can exemplify Jesus’ standard of service which can be seen through examples such as Officer Tommy Norman and his style of community policing, intertwining love and duty.
The challenge of leadership is an ever present need in the world. From the time of existence of the first man Adam, there has been a leadership gap that has always needed to be filled. God has had his way of ensuring that leadership for his people were effective, and in cases where there was a failure, he provided a way for restorative servant leadership. One example is the leadership of Nehemiah, who was a restorative leader displayed in the old testament. Nehemiah demonstrates servant leadership, which will be elaborated in this paper.
Pi and Jesus had many relations as well as the stories about both of them. These relations and Pi’s strong belief in christianity are a main reason he survived. Not only were there all the relations listed above, but there are even more facts to prove this. One is that Christians believe that if you are a follower of christ you will be lead to salvation just like jesus was after his suffering (Carnagie). Pi believed in Christ so he was promised salvation and he got that salvation.
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.”
Goodwill Industries Inc. works to strengthen dignity and the quality of life for people by fortifying communities, removing barriers to opportunities, and “helping people in need of reaching their full potential” obtain education and employment (About Us, 2016). Goodwill provides help on many levels for training, attaining, and retaining "good jobs". This is the motivation behind everything Goodwill Industries does, in terms of their inclusive practices. At Goodwill, the belief is that work is the essential factor in the potential of people to achieve desirable life outcomes. Out of that belief, “independence, pride, self-esteem, and sense of purpose" transpires (What We Do, 2016).
Research Paper Michelle Anne Reese GEN322 July 25, 2016 Reba Ezell Research Paper When I think about what the Lord has called me to do, two terms come to mind servant and leader. So, I will focus this research on the concept of servant leadership.
"Work is our design and our dignity; it is also a way to serve God through creativity, particularly in the creation of culture.” This quote from Timothy Kellers ' Every Good Endeavor speaks profoundly to me, it sets the stage for the Christian existence. I enjoy that the line speaks of our service to God through our creativity. It is also nice to see the common "ruling of the world” exemplified through our service. Our ruling the world should be through stewardship or trusteeship versus an authoritarian ship, which is how some Christians think we are to rule the world.
We can find many examples in the word of God: regarding leadership. Leading with sound direction and wisdom is key to every move of God: consider Solomon. Child of God you are called to lead! All of creation is standing in expectation for you to rise and take your rightful place. Our life itself is a pulpit.
Baptism Being involved in a Baptist church has made Baptism an estremely important ceremony to fulfill. The process of being baptized is very simple but its meaning is very powerful. This type of ceremony shows your comittment and dedication to God. It also allows you you change your ways of living and become "re-born".
Christian leadership is also known as servant leadership. Christian leaders compass teams and Jesus’s servant leadership model to build and develop teams to achieve their ultimate potential. Servant leadership headlines the principle of wisdom. As a result, “without counsel plan fail, but with many adviser they succeed” (Proverbs 15:22). “By wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory” (Proverbs 26:6).
Some of them include: Frank Fluckiger, Doug Aden, Gerald Kilpatrick, Cindy Redburn, and Sam Pew. One thing people may not know about the Constitution Party is they do support Jesus. There was an argument that stems from the preamble stating “The Constitution Party grateful acknowledges the blessings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of these United States.” The goal of the constitutions is to bring things back to the basis of its Biblical foundations.