Are You a Leader Man or a Servant Leader?

In the midsts of all my growth, I also like to look at the role of the church (since most of us go to one), and see how things get done. I know, I know, this is a loaded discussion, and one in which I haven’t yet started to really pick up a book on, (just found some interesting blogs and websites on the topic). It’s a rather complex topic as I am finding out. So many different ways of “doing church” and believing; (really, we, “the church”,do tend to make things way more complex than really neccessarry) that it can kind of make your head numb if you think about it too much, but I wanted to at least talk about something different here for a change. I found an interesting blog that stole a post from another blog, that stole a post from another blog; so I left a comment on his and said, nice blog, and by the way, I am stealing this too. Enjoy a bit of refreshing change today from all my “profound deepening of the soul, lol”. Oh, and check out his blog too, I find it pretty interesting. I know that I am very much more a Servant Leader today, and thank God for humility, because we all have a little bit of the Leader Man in us, I think.

LeaderMan: Wants a platform on which to say something

Servant Leader: Has something to say


LeaderMan: You almost feel you know his family, because he’s your Leader

Servant Leader: You allow him to influence you, because you know his family


LeaderMan: Wants you to know he’s a Leader

Servant Leader: You’re not sure he knows he’s a leader


LeaderMan: Loves the idea of the Gospel, and the idea of The Church

Servant Leader: Loves God and the actual individual people God brings across his path


LeaderMan: A great speaker, but self-described as, “Not really a people person.”

Servant Leader: Makes himself a people person


LeaderMan: Helps you find where God is leading you in his organization

Servant Leader: Helps you find where God is leading you


LeaderMan: Gets together with you to talk about his vision

Servant Leader: Just gets together with you


LeaderMan: Resents “sheep stealing”

Servant Leader: Doesn’t get the “stealing” part, since he doesn’t own anyone to begin with


LeaderMan: Wants the right people on the bus

Servant Leader: Wants to find the right bus for you, and sit next to you on it


LeaderMan: Shows you a flow chart

Servant Leader: Shows you his whole heart


LeaderMan: A visionary who knows what the future looks like

Servant Leader: Knows what your kitchen looks like


LeaderMan: If it’s worth doing, it worth doing with excellence

Servant Leader: Not exactly sure how to even calculate “worth doing”


LeaderMan: Talks about confronting one another in love

Servant Leader: Actually confronts you in love


LeaderMan: Impressed by success and successful people

Servant Leader: Impressed by faithfulness


LeaderMan: Invests time in you, if you are “key people”

Servant Leader: Wastes time with you


LeaderMan: Reveals sins of his past

Servant Leader: Reveals sins of his present


LeaderMan: Gives you things to do

Servant Leader: Gives you freedom


LeaderMan: Leads because of official position

Servant Leader: Leads in spite of position


LeaderMan: Deep down, threatened by other Leaders

Servant Leader: Has nothing to lose

Blessings Home

One thought on “Are You a Leader Man or a Servant Leader?

  1. Hey thanks for the link love and for stopping by. Tomorrow’s Church was started to collaborate a scattered bunch of thinkers from around the country. Unfortunately we all have busy lives and our own blogs to keep up with, so it only gets new post like once or twice a month.

    But I love your blog. Single moms have a special place in my heart – my parents separated when I was 8, divorced when I was 16, remarried each other when I was 25 and then are separated again. Dysfunction has been a part of my life, but the story of Jesus and His faithfulness has redeemed my journey. God is so awesome.

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