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How to Be a Servant Leader

In a classic example of servant leadership, Jesus modeled for us what we are to do.

Jesus “…rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself…poured water…and began to wash the disciples feet…” (John 13:4-5).

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Downside, Upside

Paul said he was a servant of Christ (1Cor 4:1). Consider the downside and upside of being a true servant of Christ. Which of these have you experienced?

  • Downside: affliction, hardship, distress, turmoil, sleeplessness
  • Upside: purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, love, righteousness



Benefits of Servant Leaders

List five words that describe the best leader you’ve known. Read Mark 10:42-45. As a leader, how can you also be a servant of your people? In what ways will this make you different from the cultural norm? What does humility look like in a leadership role?

Often, we describe these types of characteristics as the “soft side” of leadership. Do you agree or disagree? Why? List the benefits and risks of using the servant leader approach.   

For a study of unsung heroes, see the: Unsung Heroes Study Guide


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