A LEADER DOES MORE THAN JUST SHOW UP
Maybe you’re thinking, “I come to every HGSM event and program, doesn’t that make me a leader?” Not necessarily. It makes you a regular face around here, and that’s awesome!…but a leader isn’t just someone who shows up. A leader is committed to a different calling.
THE ESSENCE OF BIBLICAL LEADERSHIP
Jesus expected leaders to serve. Jesus gave his disciples an image of leadership that we use as our standard for student leadership in HGSM:
“Jesus called them [the disciples] together and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave--just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:25-28
Jesus turned the world's understanding of leadership upside down. His teaching about leadership literally goes against everything we naturally assume about leading. Biblical leadership isn't about power or positions. It's not about control and glory. Jesus calls his leaders to be servants and slaves of others. And this kind of leadership isn't popular or praised. Servant leadership is not attractive to most people. It goes in direct
opposition to the attitude of running to the car and calling “SHOTGUN” to ride in the front seat.
It may not be popular, but HGSM is looking for servant leaders.