A Biblical look at Spiritual Leadership Principles

  • Shepherding
  • Mentoring
  • Equipping

People of

  • Experience
  • Character
  • Vision

Fresh Look at Biblical models of leadership

  • Encourage qualified people
  • To accept responsibilities
  • Use skills and abilities given to you
  • Develop additional skills
  • Improve trusting relationships

Require heart and skills 

Shepherd – Dominant model of leadership

Sheep and shepherds were well understood in Bible times

  • Not easily driven
  • Easily led by Shepard
  • Relationship based on trust
  • John 10:27, 10:3-5

Shepard through history

God

  • Psalm 23
  • Isaiah – 40:11

Prophets, priests and kings

  • Psalm 78:70-72
  • Ezekiel – 34:1-5

Jesus

Ezekiel 34:23-24

  • Luke 15:5-6
  • John 10:1-16
  • 1Peter 5:4

Relationship of Jesus and Disciples

  • Availability
  • Commitment
  • Trust
  • Love
  • Service
  • Transparent

Apostles as Shepherds

  • John 21:15-17
  • John 17:18

Today’s Leaders as Shepherds

  • Acts 20:13-36 (28)
  • 1Peter 5:1-4

Relationship

  • Not strong over weak
  • Not lord over servant
  • Is love, service, openness

Distorted Leadership models

  • Hired hand
  • Cowboy
  • Sheriff
  • CEO/Chairman of the board

Who is a shepherd?

Someone who has a flock

Listens to, influences, encourages, helps, loves, protects, follows, etc

  • Parent-child
  • Teacher-pupil
  • Caregiver-receiver

Encouraged to look at our sphere of influence

Matt. 20:25-26 – Be the greatest servant

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