Anglican Church Of Nigeria Weekly Sunday School/ Bible Studies Manual For May 19, 2019 : TOPIC – Characteristics of godly leadership 2
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Study 2/8 May 19 Easter 4
SUB THEME : GODLY LEADERSHIP.
TOPIC: Characteristics of godly Leadership 2:
Giving Care and Mentoring.
TEXTS: Neh. 13:10-12; Ezek.34:1-6 .
i. understand what ‘giving care’ and ‘mentoring’ mean ;
ii. find out how to become care-givers and mentors as leaders ;
iii. gain an insight into what care giving and mentoring entail in the Church ;
iv. identify concrete steps that can be taken to remedy poor care giving and
Godly leadership is also characterized by giving care and mentoring; that is,
they are duties every godly leadership should perform and that with significant
results. Members need different types of care and to varying degrees-emotional,
physical, financial, spiritual, legal, social, etc. God frowned at leaders in Ezek.
34:1-6 when they failed to give the care needed by their sheep. Mentoring is the
arrangement by which a wise and trusted counselor or teacher provides
experience and instructions to someone to help him/her grow and develop fully
1. a. How will you define ‘giving care’ and ‘mentoring’?
b. List and discuss specific ways care can be given to members in our churches
from Ezek. 34:1-6; Neh. 5:1-12; 13:10-12 , and mentoring from Mark
3:13-15; Acts 16:1-5; 2 Cor.12:17-18 .
c. Discuss how well/poorly these are done today and why .
2. Explain from the key texts how leaders in our churches can become givers
of care and mentors.
3. What are some of the benefits and challenges of being givers of care and
mentors as leaders in the Church? See Judges 2:7-11 for some
consequences of the failure to mentor others.
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4. Discuss possible steps that can be taken by the Church to remedy poor
giving of care and mentoring. R ev.2:5; Ezek.34:1-16 .
CONCLUSION: Giving care and mentorship are essential parts of godly
leadership. This study encourages us to follow Christ’s mentoring pattern of
combining giving of care with service (ministry).
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:The self-serving leadership of today is a direct
consequence of mentoring failure.
MEMORY VERSE: Judg. 2:10 .