As Christians we are called to be leaders:
"Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. (1 Peter 5:2-3 New International Version (NIV))"
Jesus was the perfect example:
“You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. (John 13:13-17)"
"Jesus called them 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 was a servant leader;
“The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first, perhaps because of the need to assuage an unusual power drive or to acquire material possessions…The leader-first and the servant-first are two extreme types.”
Robert K. Greenleaf 1970
Jesus was a leader of men, a servant leader. It is time for Christians to come forward and once again take the mantle of leadership. It is time that we lead the world back into the light of God and dispel the evil that has befallen us.
The purpose of the training developed by BST is to create leaders by developing three critical areas of leadership; 1. Spiritual; 2. Physical; 3. Mental.
1. Spiritual - Attributes that servant-leaders require are attained through the worship and fear of our Lord who imbues us with them and strengthens them in the times of need. To be a good leader one must have a strong foundation in faith and the willingness to measure themselves against Jesus. The training will help new leaders to develop a stronger faith and how to use scripture to guide them.
2. Physical - It has been said that knowledge is power, but this is incorrect. The application of knowledge is power. The training will help teach leaders how to apply their knowledge and faith to the physical world and how to use them in day to day activities.
3. Mental - Very few men are born leaders. It takes time, training and experience to become a leader. Part of the training will be devoted to the knowledge that a leader needs. From basic management techniques to the understanding of the human personality, all are designed to give new leaders the tools needed to be a great servant leader.
The Christian Leadership program is made up of 6 modules:
1. Introduction - Download Worksheet (pdf)
2. Qualities of a servant leader - Download Worksheet (pdf)
3. Habits of a servant leader
4. Communications 1: Learning yourself
5. Communications 2: Learning others
6. Communications 3: Building teams
For more information about this program including availability and pricing please call George Tyson at 407-579-7783. Church organizations are encourage to call.