Lately, i have been observing how church leaders were doing, taking care of the members.. I have seen good ones, as well as ones that are not too well.. and also some who ruled the church as if it is a little fiefdom assigned to them by God.

That makes me wonder and think, what did the bible say much about spiritual leadership? What are the qualities of a spiritual leader, and are there any examples that we could follow? So.. after considering the verses, i decided to list out the verses connected to Spiritual leadership.

Fundamentals of Christian Leadership
The fundamentals of Christian leadership is by large very revolutionary compared to the common leadership concepts in the world.. Such can be seen clearly by the words of Jesus

"But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, "You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. Mk 10:42-45

"Also a dispute arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest. Jesus said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves." Lk 22:24-26

These words are spoken by Jesus, on 2 occasion, once when James and John requested to sit and the right and left hand of the Lord, and on the last supper.

Leadership in the church is not meant to control or have Dominion over others (1 Pet 5:2)

Therefore, the very first pre-requisites of being a spiritual leader.. It begins with serving the church with love. This is often link to humility, which is a Christian virtue that now seems so obsolete in a world where everyone is suppose to package himself as the most effective workers and boast about their achievements in the workplace and life.

In a secular type of operations, we tend to place alot of emphasis on the commanders and leaders, for them to give the right direction, the right orders.. and liken to a military settings, orders from leaders are meant to be obeyed and not questioned. This let to many church workers who are just enlisted in the army of the Lord to serve as if they are Commissioned officers and all other members are are just the men.. And sometimes they even reach a stage that there are so many commanders within the church, that the "man" receives multiple and conflicting orders from multiple commanders.. Perhaps, its about time for all of us to rethink that two phases spoken by Jesus, and start to learn more about Christian Humility

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