Everyone is a leader at some point in their life and in some areas of their life. You might lead your family, your kids, your neice, your students, your coworkers or your friends. Many times leadership involves recognizing a need, seeking to meet it and rallying others around you to meet the need. What needs do you see?
We expect our leaders to be servants of other people first. After all, if you're not willing to do the hard work, how can you expect others to do more.
We expect our leaders to be flexible and gracious. The goal isn't to see your group, team or friends attain instant perfection. The goal is to walk with them on the journey of life towards a goal that's risky and worthwhile.
We expect our leaders to lay down their sense of position. We all like to feel respected and important, but God was clear that we all need to remain humble. That's why "senior" leaders are often seen in life groups led by younger leaders.
We expect our leaders to value faith, love and hope. In many key roles, we expect that a leader has chosen to follow Jesus and is living out that faith. If a leader can't control their own lives, the Bible warns us, then they're bound to hurt others. Perfection isn't required by growth is essential. That's why we ask all recognized leaders to go through our Life in Christ training.
Do you see a need that's not being met? Do you have a heart to serve God or other people? We encourage you to step up and see what you can do. No one needs a title to call others to action. But we're excited to see how much more God might use you as your step up into committed leadership roles.