Biblical leadership is what all leaders are expected to employ as they influence others. Leadership is a responsibility that can take many forms, but Biblical leadership is a unique vocation that calls individuals to guide others not by might nor by power, but by the Spirit of the Lord (Zechariah 4:6).
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Biblical leadership is fully explained in the Holy Bible, God’s inerrant Word for us. Biblical leadership is the act of influencing and guiding individuals according to the principles outlined in the Scriptures. It stands apart from secular leadership in its foundation, methods, and goals.
BIBLICAL VS. NON-BIBLICAL LEADERSHIP
While secular leadership often prioritizes personal success and organizational goals, Biblical leadership is characterized by a servant’s heart, as exemplified by Jesus when He washed the feet of His disciples (John 13:14-15). It is not about authority or prestige, but about humble service (Matthew 20:26-28).
Biblical leadership is focused on:
• Serving others before self
• Surrendering to Christ and relying on His direction
• Discerning decisions that Christ is making through the Holy Spirit
Non-Biblical leadership is focused on:
• Leading in one’s own strength
• Relying on one’s own wisdom
• Making decisions on where and how to lead people without God’s direction
EMBRACING THE HEART OF A BIBLICAL LEADER
To become better stewards of this call, we can incorporate several practices into our lives, such as:
In pursuit of becoming a more biblical leader, consider these daily actions:
Today, I will strive to become a more biblical leader by taking the following actions:
By integrating these principles and practices into our lives, we can move closer to the Biblical paradigm of leadership. It’s a journey of continuous growth, requiring patience, humility, and an unwavering focus on the ultimate leader, Christ Himself.
Your aspiring servant, Daniel M. November
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