We Need Strong Servant-Leaders

Leadership in the church is serious business.  Elders and deacons are servant leaders called to lead and serve in Christ’s church.  They are to be respected as leaders.  They are to work diligently for the Lord.  Their jobs are vital to the efficient and smooth operation of the church.  The purpose of Jesus’ church is the most important purpose on earth – to make disciples of all nations and to help them follow Jesus in fully-surrendered devotion (Matthew 28:18-20).  Without strong, Biblically-minded servant leaders, the church cannot effectively reach those  lost, wandering souls in need of the Savior.  Our servant leaders are to be held in high regard for their willingness to serve Jesus in the ways that they serve Him.  This is why Paul tells Timothy the following:

Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.

​ – 1 Timothy 3:13 (NIV)​
We need strong leaders who will work hard to further the mission of Christ’s church so that the lost will find their way home.  We need servant leaders who understand that the church is not about them, but about helping people follow Jesus.  Thank God for the leaders in your church today and encourage them in their duties that they might not despise their office, but rather fulfill it with joy.
1 Timothy 3:8-13 (NIV)

In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.

11 In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.

12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well. 13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.

1 Response to “We Need Strong Servant-Leaders”

  1. 12.31.2009 at 12:16 PM

    Hello: I appreciate your blog post. Jesus says we are all to be God’s servants. This is indeed a lifestyle and a process. Best wishes for your continuing spiritual journey. ND (Nancy Dobson of nomagicwandchrisitianity blog).

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