Anglican Church Sunday School Manual For December 29, 2019 :- A Christian Discipleship Product: Servant Leadership .
STUDY 3/40 December 29 Sunday after Christmas
SUB THEME : GODLY LEADERSHIP AND CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
TOPIC : A Christian Discipleship Product: Servant Leadership .
MEMORY VERSE: Hebrews 2:9
TEXT : John 13:2-17 .
i. to understand the concept of Servant Leadership ;
ii. to embrace its qualities;
iii. to aspire towards becoming servant leaders;
iv. to learn and follow the pathway of Servant Leadership .
Church of Nigeria 2019 Bible Study
Servant-leadership is both an attitude and a style of service. It stems from the
character Christ displayed and also commanded His followers to emulate ( John
13:2-17 ). He performed a task that was quite below His dignity. Servantleadership
is that humble disposition that drives a thorough bred Christian
man/woman to undertake responsibilities that are quite below his/her dignity,
for the good of the followers. In a world where even legitimate assignments
often appear burdensome to some leaders, thus tempting some to re-assign
them, servant-leadership calls us to condescension ( Phil.2:5-8 ) so we may reap
its attendant benefits, as will see in this study.
1. a. Explain in your own words and with practical examples
servant-leadership in Ref. John 13:2-17 & Phil.2:5-8 .
b. What traits do you consider as opposite of Servant leadership? Cf.
c. What are the dangers of failing to develop servant leadership traits? 1
Tim.1:20; 2 Peter 2:12; Prov.16:18 .
2. Read Phil. 2:-8 . Pick out some qualities of servant -leadership from the text
and apply them to the context of your parish.
3. Servant leadership has great benefits both on earth and in heaven,
Phil.2:9-11; Heb.2:9 . Discuss.
4. How can Christian Discipleship help develop servant leadership in the
As our Master taught us-by example, and commanded us to
emulate, so we should live. Condescension is the key to Servant-leadership,
and it confers great benefits always. Therefore, crucify the flesh for a
servant-leadership attitude to emerge.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
Only those who emerge from the crucible of thorough
Christian Discipleship can be servant leaders indeed .