Leadership and Administration 1

Series: Leadership and Administration
Presenter: Chuck Gianotti

This module explains the broad concept of elder leadership in the church, in particular the key passages about elders as leaders. Part 1.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What are two Old Testament passages that warn us about doing leadership in the wrong way.
1 Sam 8:5-7 The people of Israel wanted a king for the wrong reasons, to be like the nations around them. In so doing, the rejected God as their king. Proverbs 14:12. There is a way of leadership that seems right, but it could result in a spiritually dead church.
2. What does the Greek word “prohistemi” mean?
To rule, direct, provide effective leadership.
3. What was the new paradigm for leadership that Jesus taught that was so different than the world’s concept of leadership?
A leader is to be a humble servant leader

Discuss It

  1. Why do you think humble, servant leadership is so important for spiritual leadership?
  2. The two meanings of prohistemi talked about in the lecture are “to rule, direct” and “to manage.” How do these two functions differ? How do you see these to working together?
  3. Is it valuable for Christians to attend leadership conferences and read books on the subject? What cautions do we need to take?

Apply It

  1. Describe two leaders that you know to be humble, servant leaders.
  2. Pray the Lord will show you areas of your life where you have been resistant to humbly serving others. What steps do you need to change in that area?

Digging Deeper

“Spiritual Leadership” by J. Oswald Sanders

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