In ministry and in our walk as Christians, leadership is ultimately about leading others to Christ.
When Jenny Whitaker first joined her church in Tallahassee, Florida, the preschool Sunday School class was merely a childcare room for all children from babies to 4-year-olds. She and her husband saw a need for regular volunteers who would teach the children about Jesus and have been privileged to be a part of growing the preschool ministry. Jenny also serves on the Missions Committee and as a Vacation Bible School teacher each year. She also recently helped start a women’s Bible study, leading the first study they offered.
To lead you must be humble, fully aware of your own sinfulness and because of that, serve from a place of understanding that you, in the same way as any you serve, have a deep need for a Savior.
As a leader, I am a servant, but it is important for me to remember that I am just as in need to be served, and that I can, at any moment, be in even more need for help with my own spiritual growth and journey through sanctification as any person or people whom I am serving through my position in leadership.
My leadership roles gave me the opportunity to witness in the midst of my storm, from a place of strength, and that alone may have served more than anything else on this list.