A Call to Leadership - Chapters 3 & 4

By J. Oswald Sanders    Meeting date:   2/3/04

 

Quick prayer by leader to start the meeting.

 

Ice Breaker:

If you could go on a trip to anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? 

 

Break into smaller groups (5-6 per group)

 

Discussion Questions:

 

  1. Jesus speaks of a leader as being a servant to all.   How does this differ from the world’s view of a leader? 
  2. How would you describe “servant leadership” to a young, successful entrepreneur who recently became a Christian? 
  3. James and Johns from the bible wanted the glory, but not the cup of shame; the crown, but not the cross; the role of master, but not servant (page 22).   What are some of the things we can change in our lives as leaders that are self-serving, to lower ourselves as Jesus Christ did? 
  4. In your opinion, what is the key difference between natural leadership and spiritual leadership? 
  5. How is natural leadership transformed into spiritual leadership?
  6. Brent Knox talked about leadership, and how he believes he is a natural leader, wanting to lead on everything.   Some may say this is a pompous attitude.   What do you think about people like Brent who have this desire to lead on everything?   Do you lead like this as well? 
  7. Think about this next one, don’t answer out loud.

 

D.E. Hoste, the general director of China Inland Mission said, “It occurs to me that perhaps the best test of whether one is qualified to lead is to find out whether anyone is following.”   Look behind you, is anyone following?

 Pray for the person on your right.