Leadership is one of the most popular and most talked about topics in the church today. Just go to your local Bible bookstore and notice the many works of literature on Leadership in the church. One of the biggest problems is many times the authors of these books make comparisons of being a leader in the church as the same as being a leader in the business world. Instead, we really ought to look to the Bible for the proper leadership examples such as Moses, Joshua, David and the best leader of them all Jesus Christ. As a leader, Jesus said it best in Luke 9:23 And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. The best leaders do not say “Come here get beside me and on we will go,” but they say as Christ did, “I am going this way, the way the Lord wants for me to go and you can follow.” You cannot make people follow, but you can set the example you need to be, and let them decide to follow.

     To demonstrate the art of leadership put a piece of string on a table, pull it, and it will follow wherever you wish. However, if you push it, it will go nowhere at all. It is the same way when it comes to leading people. They need to follow a person who is leading by example. 1 Corinthians 11:1 Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ. Paul states that we should follow a godly man simply because he is following Christ. Godly leaders will never make it about themselves they will always keep the work about the Lord.

     Remember, leaders do not push they just go and do their job and do it with the glory of the Lord in mind. So, if you want to be a leader, do not just say follow me, just do what needs to be done and others will follow. The best leader is the one that is the best servant for the Lord. Do not forget we are trying to get people to follow the Lord and not ourselves. So, in a nut-shell, if you want to be a leader, start by being a strong and faithful servant.