"Jesus called them [the disciples] together and said, "You know that the rulers of the
Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so
with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your
servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave
--just as the Son of Man
did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:25-28
Jesus turned the world's understanding of leadership upside down. His teaching about
leadership goes against everything we naturally assume about leading. Biblical
leadership isn't about power or positions. It's not about control and glory.
Jesus calls his leaders to be servants and slaves of others. This kind of leadership isn't
popular or praised. Servant leadership is not attractive to most people. It goes in direct
opposition to the attitude that is assumed every day at school and in the world. It may
not be popular, but we are looking for servant leaders.
Note to PARENTS
We understand the busy schedule of our students’ lives. We also want our students to
develop into men and women who are willing to love well and lead fiercely in the name of
Jesus. In order to accomplish this, we need your help and commitment.
We are especially concerned about the family life of our student leaders. We don’t want
to create a ton of programs to keep students out every night of the week. Spiritual growth
does not necessarily require sacrificing family time and commitments.
As far as a time commitment, we’re asking our leadership students to be out one night
during the week (small group), attend one service on the weekend, and attend two times
a month for leadership training (two hours on Sunday afternoons).
If you have questions or concerns about what we are asking of your student (read the
student leader commitment section) feel free to email Shane Jones
THE STUDENT LEADER COVENANT
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