Servant Leadership. It’s a relatively new buzz word in the church. This week I got a first-hand glimpse of it. My son, Sam, just finished Basic Combat Training with the Army, affectionately known as Boot Camp.
During this 10 week experience, Sam was chosen to be his platoon leader (PL).
Being a PL is a position not given, but earned. Once earned, the demands are constant—requiring a selfless commitment to those he was called to lead. There was no privilege. No perks. Few rewards, except the honor of fulfilling your duty and serving others well.
This leadership position meant Sam worked harder, ate less, had fewer hours of shut eye and needed to remain positive and encouraging during the endless challenges and hardships sent their way.
One thing is for sure. When I grow up, I want to be like that.
What example of servant leadership have you seen recently?
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Welcome! We’re a group that gathers around the theme, “There has to be a better way.” We’re finding it in the 4-word mission statement, “Run hard. Rest well.”
- It’s a journey into the heart of God. It comes our way through an on-going exploration of four biblical rhythms that revive, replenish and restore: Sabbath Keeping, Sleep (and other simple stress-reducers), Stillness—personal retreat, and Solitude—personal retreat.
- It’s an expedition that challenges us at every turn. It convicts us in deep, tender places. It alters our priorities and plans. It’s not for the faint of heart.
- It’s adventure at its best – as we learn to run the race in a power not our own.
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There is a site for LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs that I follow on Facebook. These dogs go all over to comfort people. That’s their job. That is what they’ve been trained to do. They go to hospitals, schools, nursing homes, disaster sites….wherever there is a need for comfort. They are part of homes and families and have various handlers. Since the training is the same for them all any handler can lead them. I guess what impresses me the most is who they go see….the needy….not the rich and powerful. They have a smile for everyone and reach people that would not be open to Jesus any other way or time. The dogs may get tired….but think of the handlers. And they do it all for the love of Jesus.