9 Important Traits in Becoming a Servant Leader

One of the clear patterns God has called leaders to live by is servant-leadership. This is one of the four core values of our Salt &Light family.

Servant-leaders: We aim to equip every Christian to be a servant-leader, in the home, church community and at work.  Anointed servant leadership, as Jesus taught and modeled, is vital in order to build up everyone in the Body of Christ, and help all to grow to full maturity and fulfill their God-given destiny. Therefore, understanding and receiving the spiritual authority of anointed leaders allows us to live under its blessing.

Jesus told His disciple that the arrogant way ungodly leaders lead is not to be in their leadership style.

Matthew 20:25-28 MSG “You’ve observed how godless rulers throw their weight around, how quickly a little power goes to their heads.  26  It’s not going to be that way with you.

He goes on to show the contrast…servanthood.

Whoever wants to be great must become a servant.  27  Whoever wants to be first among you must be
your slave.  28 This is how I came, not to be served, but to serve and
give my life away to ransom many. (Mark 19:42-45

Paul echoed Jesus’ way of leadership.  The model Paul puts  forth is Jesus Himself.  

Phi 2:3-11   Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;  4  do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.  5  Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,  6  who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,  7  but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men…