I think I’ve finally come up with a definition for ministry leadership that I’m comfortable with. It’s a bit wordy, but it is a definition and not a pithy phrase. This is the purpose for which I pastor/shepherd. Ultimately, I’ve begun to view leadership as servanthood and vice versa. A short look at Jesus, or John the Baptist or Paul or etc etc etc in the Bible shows this to be true. Additionally, everyone of leadership and servant merit in the Bible points to Jesus Christ. So here’s the definition that I think just about sums it up. I hope to expand each phrase in upcoming posts:
Ministry leadership is the exercise of serving and equipping people within a community in such a way that those people live for Jesus, love others and catalyze a movement of Jesus followers in this world.