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Servant Leadership in the Life of Jesus

  • Steven Crowther
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Part of the Christian Faith Perspectives in Leadership and Business book series (CFPLB)

Abstract

Jesus is the ultimate leader in that He is God come in the flesh. Therefore, we can learn from Him, and though He is omniscient, He has chosen to teach and model certain ways of living and leading. He gives instructions about serving to His disciples and we have the advantage of listening to these conversations that are filled with wisdom and divine directives. In addition, He is the ultimate servant in the way He led and then He left that example for others to follow. He even gives some very specific instructions about the path to great leadership that is paved with the road to becoming a servant. He teaches leaders lessons that are counterintuitive and countercultural with the goal of them becoming great leaders, great servant leaders. Jesus even addresses the issues of power directly giving instructions on how to rule and even how to use authority. He sets the example then for others to follow in His steps. These are concepts that are filled with innovation and life; yet, they will bring change deep in the soul of the person who embraces these concepts of leading. This is not the path for the weak willed or weak hearted but it is a path to success on several levels.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Crowther
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  1. 1.Grace College of DivinityFayettevilleUSA

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