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.