Servant Leadership 2013 will extend the themes that were established at SL2011. This year the primary focus will be diving into the value of Loving Recklessly. We will explore how Jesus established his leadership by giving away love to others. Students will be challenged to view their potential leadership being best expressed by the way we love and serve others. What if loved God and others with a reckless abandon and a selfless heart?
What is servant leadership? The concept of servant leadership begins by being a servant first. A servant leader must first learn to serve before taking on a leadership position. Servant leaders serve because they are motivated by love and humility. Jesus is the perfect example of servant leadership. Jesus humbled himself and became a servant of all. Jesus modeled a lifestyle of leadership that was clothed in love and servanthood.
Reckless can be defined in many ways, but this week we will adhere to the definition of being out of control without concern for safety. What if our love for God and others was reckless? What if we took the greatest commandment outlined by Jesus, to love God and to love others and made that the greatest focus of our life. This session is intended to paint a picture of what loving recklessly could look like in our lives. As we paint the picture we will speak to the impact our love will make on others and in this world for the purposes of God’s kingdom.
The world is fanatical about teaching people how to be great leaders. Countless book, seminars, and lessons have been given in order to provide key essentials to becoming a great leader, but Jesus taught and modeled a simple truth about leadership being accomplished by loving and serving others. The best and most effective form of leadership will be accomplished through love.
The heart of Lead222 is mentoring. Living the constellation of mentoring is one of the best ways to put one’s life into an intentional context of loving one another. This message will paint a practical picture for students of how to be intentional with relationships that will sharpen them in their faith as well as be relationships that they can love and serve on an ongoing basis.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 By our love the world will know that we are followers of Jesus. Love is a language the entire world speaks. We can change the world…b y o u r l o v e .
Students will have hands on missional experiences to learn the heart of Servant Leadership
Students will receive a SL Journal with daily devotionals and leadership experiences
Students will be challenged to practice a daily leadership experience
Each ministry will engage in meaningful Team Times each day
Students will engage in daily times of worship and devotion
Students will experience a mid-trip leadership training experience
Below is a brief look at our plan to equip and teach students over the next several years with content and experiences that will shape the way they choose to live.
Year 1: Live Differently, Love Recklessly, Lead Courageously, Dream Wildly
A challenge to become a leader who embodies all four of the Servant Leadership values.
Year 2: Live Differently
Exploring what it means for students to live their faith out in ways that create a difference for the Kingdom
Year 3: Love Recklessly
Students will be challenged to view their potential leadership being best expressed by the way we love and serve others.
Year 4: Lead Courageously
We want to inspire students to courageously overcome the fears that stand in the way of leading others for God’s purposes.
Year 5: Dream Wildly
Today’s culture largely shapes the aspirations of teenagers – students must learn to engage in the dreams God has for them.