This summer Cornerstone Youth has been learning about what it means to be a Servant Leader. In Philippians 2:3-4 the Word of God says “3Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.”
This summer we have been learning about great Biblical servant leaders. We started with Moses, a man who constantly interceded for the unfaithful people of Israel. Then we learned about Esther and Nehemiah, two people who humbled themselves in order to fulfill what God was calling them to. We end with the perfect example of servant leadership, Jesus.
This series was named (in humility) because our culture talks often about being a leader but rarely about being a servant leader. A servant leader is one that leads in humility. They focus on what’s good for the people they are leading and not on what’s good for themselves. Jesus’s entire life was about serving others. If our Lord and Savior spent his life leading in humility, why would we do anything different?
At Cornerstone Youth, we want each of our students to understand that being a leader isn’t about who is the “loudest” or who is the “best”, it’s about who is willing to value others above themselves. Who is going to be humble enough to sit with that kid at school that is sitting alone… who is going to stand up for the student being bullied…who is going risk their social status to serve the least of these. Everyday we are faced with two choices. We can step out of our comfort zone and lead others by serving them, or we can stay put and serve ourselves. We want our students to choose the former.
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