Growing Christian Leaders - Devotionals that are intended to encourage, equip and edify existing Christian leaders and laypersons alike as they serve the Lord. This is an excerpt taken from the topic The Leader Who Serves.
"In Mark 10:42-45, we see that Christ taught that spiritual leadership is just the opposite of worldly leadership. Those verses tell us, "But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, 'You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.'"... Spiritual leadership is serving others and helping them grow to spiritual maturity so that they become reproductive Christians. Peter shared this same thought in 1 Peter 5:1-3, when he wrote, "The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by computsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly, nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock."
This Series is a compilation of the weekly Biblical Growth topic emails on the subject of Growing Christian Leaders. The manuals below are all in PDF format.