At a time when our world seems desperate for effective leaders, the church has the opportunity to display Biblical leadership. From the individual leadership of one's personal life, to the domestic leadership of family life, to the public leadership of ministry settings-at all levels and in all arenas, we must be Biblical leaders.
Jesus taught His disciples a leadership style that contrasted markedly with the philosophy of His day. "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them" (Matthew 20:25). These words easily express the elements so frequently associated with leadership: position ("rulers"), power ("lord"), prestige ("great"), and privilege ("exercise authority").
Jesus quickly countered current thought: "Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave" (Matthew 20:26, 27). Yes, Jesus described His model for leadership as a slave task!
Join us on a journey to explore the only leadership model and style ordained by God. Welcome to the high and holy task of Biblical Slave Leadership.
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Daniel L. Anderson (ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is president of Appalachian Bible College. He has served as the president of the Association for Biblical Higher Education, as well as on the boards of the National Association for Independent Colleges and Universities, West Virginia's Independent Colleges and Universities, The Friends of Israel, and the Fellowship of Missions.