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Servant Leadership Workshop. Cornerstone International Christian Church La Puente CA . MIKE McGUFFEE Ministerial Leadership Healthy Church Group C.S.B.C. Servant Leadership….

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servant leadership workshop

Servant Leadership Workshop

Cornerstone International Christian Church

La Puente CA

MIKE McGUFFEE

Ministerial Leadership

Healthy Church Group

C.S.B.C.

servant leadership
Servant Leadership…

In too many churches today, head tables have replaced the towel and the wash-basin as symbols of leadership among God’s people.

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dressed like a servant, meetingthe needs of those who follow them.

Those who lead in God’s Kingdom should lead from a kneeling position,

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Leadershipis the sphere of influence which inspires people to follow the leader in the attainment of mutually agreed upon goals.
  • The leader gives leadership by providing both the influence and inspiration that causes people to want to follow.
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We understand servant leadership by looking at Jesus’ life. Jesus came as a servant:

“who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.”

Philippians 2:6-7

servant leadership1
Servant Leadership…

God’s greatest oxymoron!

oxymorons
Military Intelligence

Exact estimate

Jumbo shrimp

Closet exhibitionist

Airline food

Soft rock

Found missing

Pretty ugly

Working vacation

State worker

Alone together

Government organization

Genuine imitation

Legally drunk

Passive aggressive

Oxymorons
what then is a servant leader
What, then, is a servant leader?

A servant leader is one who sees the needs of people and sets out to meet some of those needs.

serving christ as lord
Serving Christ As Lord
  • Doulos – Bond Slave — Our primary relationship to our Lord. This takes care of the vertical relationship.
  • Diakonos– Servant/Minister — Our relationship to those around us. This takes care of our horizontal relationship.
biblical qualifications enhance servant leadership
Biblical Qualifications Enhance Servant Leadership

1 Timothy 3…

  • Christian dedication (3:8)
  • Truthfulness in speech (3:8)
  • Disciplined Christian living (3:8)
  • Integrity in Christian conduct (3:9)
  • Proven spiritual maturity (3:10)
  • Christian family life (3:12)
ministry actions
Ministry Actions
  • Personally care for people.
  • Exercise encouragement.
  • Partner with other caregivers.
  • Model a sacrificial spirit.
  • Train for effective ministry.
  • Organize for effective ministry.
the seven principles of servant leadership
The Seven Principles of Servant Leadership
  • Servant leaders humble themselves and wait for God to exalt them. Luke 14:7-11
  • Servant leaders follow Jesus rather than seek a position. Mark 10:32-40
  • Servant leaders give up personal rights to find greatness in service to others. Mark 10:41-45
the seven principles of servant leadership1
The Seven Principlesof Servant Leadership
  • Servant leaders can risk serving others because they trust that God is in control of their lives. John 13:3
  • Servant leaders take up Jesus’ towel of servanthood to meet the needs of others. John 13:4-11
the seven principles of servant leadership2
The Seven Principlesof Servant Leadership
  • Servant leaders share their responsibility and authority with others to meet a greater need. Acts 6:1-6
  • Servant leaders multiply their leadership by empowering others to lead. Exodus 18:17-23
a basic definition of leadership

who

influences

PERSON

PEOPLE

PURPOSE

A leader

is a

to accomplish a

DOING!

A Basic Definitionof Leadership
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Church Growth…

    • The result of God’s supernatural work through His people to accomplish His Kingdom’s purposes and of God’s people obeying His will and His word in the world. Kingdom Principles
a healthy church
A Healthy Church
  • Is multi-dimensional
  • Glorifies God
  • Reproduces through evangelism
  • Produces disciples
  • Enables its members to exercise their spiritual gifts
a healthy church1
A Healthy Church
  • Relates positively to its environment
  • Is open to change
  • Assimilates newcomers
  • Trusts God

Rick Warren & Leith Anderson

balanced church growth
Balanced Church Growth
  • Numerical growth
  • Spiritual growth
  • Ministries expansion
  • Missions
characteristics of growth leaders
Characteristics ofGrowth Leaders
  • Commitment to God’s leading
  • Openness to proper change
  • God size vision for the future
  • Faith filled boldness
  • Willingness to work in a team
  • Living faith in God’s abilities
  • Unselfish spirit
  • Great Commission world view
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Spiritual Growth…

    • The process of cooperating with Christ in developing and living out Christ-likeness.
    • Ephesians 4:13
spiritual growth principles
Is NOT inevitable

Takes time

Is measured by God’s standards

Is intentional

Occurs rapidly and slowly

Can’t be kept a secret

Makes use of good and bad times

Starts in present reality

Motivated by a commitment to our Lord.

Spiritual Growth Principles
areas of spiritual growth
Areas of Spiritual Growth
  • Personal relationship to God
  • Personal and corporate worship
  • Honoring others in interpersonal relationships
  • Ministry motivation
  • Christian stewardship
growth in relationship to god
Growth in Relationship to God
  • In being set apart to God as the priority of our life.
  • In being controlled by the Spirit of God.
  • In developing spiritual fruit.
  • In having the mind of Christ.
  • In sharing in the mission of Christ.
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Servant Leadership…

    • Servant Leadership is recognizing God and others as MORE important than ourselves.
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Serving God by serving others…

    • “Be kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love; in honor giving preference one to another.”
    • Romans 12:10
values that motivate us
Material possessions

Public recognition

Pleasing someone

Sense of accomplishment

Being a good person

Inner harmony

Friendship

Concern for family

Competition

Being intelligent

Pursuit of wisdom

Excitement

Immediate gratification

Future gratification

Personal freedom

Values That Motivate Us
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Our priority value…

Pleasing God through finding and doing His will.

levels of commitment response
Levels of Commitment Response
  • Commitment
  • Enrollment
  • Compliance
    • Genuine
    • Legal
    • Grudging
  • Apathy
commitment danger signals
Commitment Danger Signals
  • Procrastination
  • Doubt about involvement
  • Responding to inadequate motivators
  • Complacency
  • Loss of purpose
keys to proper commitment
Keys to Proper Commitment
  • Growing personal relationship to our Lord
  • Strong feeling of God’s leadership
  • Realistic understanding of the responsibilities
  • Sense of importance of the tasks
  • Proper stewardship of time priorities
  • Feeling of satisfaction and achievement
three models of church ministries
THREE MODELS OF CHURCH MINISTRIES
  • Watch the Minister
  • Help the Minister
  • Be the Minister - Ephesians 4:11-12
tasks of the pastoral ministry1

PROCLAIM

LEAD

CARE

Tasks of the Pastoral Ministry
  • To proclaim the gospel to believers and unbelievers.
  • To care for church members and other persons in the community.
  • To lead the church in achieving its mission.
christ left you an example for you to follow in his steps
Christ … left you an example for you to follow in His steps.

“…whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, …just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

Matthew 20: 26-28

the purpose of deacons in your church
The Purpose of Deacons In Your Church

What do you understand your Role to be as a Deacon?

the purpose of deacons
The Purpose of Deacons
  • Are Deacons…
    • leaders or servants?
    • administrators or laborers?
    • spiritual or social?
    • necessary or optional?
the ministry of a deacon
THE MINISTRY OF A DEACON

The meaning of “deacon” diakanos

servant, slave

35 times in New Testament

5 times “deacon” noun

the origin of deacons
The Origin of Deacons

“Select from among you… men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this ministry.”

Acts 6:3

historical synopsis of deacon ministry
Historical Synopsis of Deacon Ministry

New Testament and Early Centuries- servant leaders, discipleship, worship, solved fellowship issues

Middle Ages 500-1500- formal office, worship, clergy

Reformation 1600’s- servant leaders

Late 1700’s to Mid 1900’s -board of directors, business managers

Mid 1900’s to Present- family ministry, teams

deacon qualifications
DEACON QUALIFICATIONS
  • Acts 6:1-7
  • 1 Timothy 3:8-13
deacon qualifications acts 6 1 7
DEACON QUALIFICATIONSACTS 6:1-7
  • A Believer v.3
  • A Good Reputation v.3
  • Spirit-Filled v.3
  • Full of Wisdom v.3
deacon qualifications 1 timothy 3 8 13
DEACON QUALIFICATIONS1 TIMOTHY 3:8-13
  • Dignity v.8
  • Speech v.8
  • Addictions v.8
  • Greed v.8
  • Holding to the mystery of the faith v.9
deacon qualifications 1 timothy 3 8 131
DEACON QUALIFICATIONS1 TIMOTHY 3:8-13
  • Clear Conscience v.9
  • Tested v.10
  • Beyond Reproach v.10
  • Husband of One Wife v.12
  • Good Manager of their Children and Household v.12
a godly deacon
A GODLY DEACON
  • GROWING IN HISWALK
  • 1.Saved
  • 2.Spirit Filled
  • 3.Servant
  • 4.Supportive
a godly deacon1
A GODLY DEACON
  • GROUNDED IN THE WORD
  • 1.Know
  • 2.Apply
  • 3.Live
a godly deacon2
A GODLY DEACON

GLOWING IN HIS WITNESS

Stephen Acts 7

Phillip “the evangelist”

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A GODLY DEACON

GIFTED IN HIS WORK

S.piritualGifts

H.eart

A.bilities

P.ersonality

E.xperience

the role of deacons
THE ROLE OF DEACONS
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS?
  • BUSINESS MANAGERS?
  • PASTORAL MINISTERS?
deacon ministry is pastoral ministry
Deacon Ministry Is Pastoral Ministry?

“Pastoral ministries is a term that refers to guiding, protecting, feeding, and nourishing a church in order that the church may grow, develop, and reproduce itself in the world…pastoral ministries in a church is implemented primarily through the pastor, staff, deacons and church council.”

organizing deacons for ministry
Organizing Deacons for Ministry
  • Deacon ministry is one of the most complex areas of ministry in the church.
  • Deacons address every area of pastoral ministry: bereavement, administration, hospital ministry, family ministry, spiritual development, evangelism, new member orientation.
  • Deacon ministry is based on needs ministry.
tasks of the pastoral ministry3

PROCLAIM

LEAD

CARE

Tasks of the Pastoral Ministry
  • To proclaim the gospel to believers and unbelievers.
  • To care for church members and other persons in the community.
  • To lead the church in achieving its mission.
the role of deacons1
THE ROLE OF DEACONS
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS?
  • BUSINESS MANAGERS?
  • PASTORAL MINISTERS?
  • DEACON MINISTRY TEAMS!
what is a ministry team
What is a Ministry Team?

A ministry team is a group of Christians joined in a cooperative effort to minister to a specific need in the church or community

characteristics of a ministry team
Characteristics of a Ministry Team
  • Focused on meeting a need
  • Last only as long as the need exists
  • Open to involving any volunteers
advantages of deacon led ministry teams
Advantages of Deacon Led Ministry Teams
  • Individual choice of assignments
  • Cooperation with other deacons
  • Invitation for the congregation to participate
identify needs in the church and community
Identify Needs in the Church and Community

1. Physical needs

2. Intellectual/Mental Needs

3. Emotional Needs

4. Spiritual Needs

transition to team ministry
Transition to Team Ministry
  • Identify current functions performed
    • Example:
      • Hospital visitation
      • Ordinances
      • Grief ministry
      • Shut-in visitation
  • Allow each deacon to volunteer to lead only one function
  • Develop Teams from deacon volunteers
  • Enlist and train membership to assist
  • Add new functions as needed
practical suggestions to increase team ministry
Practical Suggestions to Increase Team Ministry
  • Focus on serving people
  • Encourage servants to enlist others to help
  • Share the need in public meetings
  • Encourage members to ask for help
  • Emphasize on-the-job training
practical benefits of deacon led ministry teams
Practical Benefits of Deacon Led Ministry Teams
  • Personal choice of assignments
  • Flexibility in the ministries offered
  • Expanded workforce
  • Positive influence in the church
  • Other deacon styles may be included
  • People needs are better met
  • Practical witness in the community
responsibilities of deacons
RESPONSIBILITIESOF DEACONS
  • Servant Models in the Church

1.Worship

2.Fellowship

3.Evangelism

4.Ministry

5.Discipleship

From DeaconsServant Models in the Church by Henry Webb

responsibilities of deacons1
RESPONSIBILITIESOF DEACONS
  • Servant Models in the Church

Building Healthy Relationships

1.Pastor-Deacon

2.Deacon-Deacon

3.Deacon-Congregation

Ministering to needs

From DeaconsServant Models in the Church by Henry Webb

ministry to the bereaved
MINISTRY TO THE BEREAVED
  • Power of Presence
  • Listen
  • Practical Service
  • Follow-up
understanding grief
Understanding Grief

Grief, although unique to every person, brings a different reaction from every person.

ministry to the grieving
Ministry To The Grieving
  • Use the power of your presence.
  • Provide practical support.
  • Provide spiritual support.
ministry to the grieving1
Ministry To The Grieving
  • What can you say to the bereaved?
    • Do say your are sorry.
    • Do say, “I do not know why this happened, but I do know God loves you.”
    • Do allow them to express their grief.
    • Do allow them to talk as much as they want.
ministry to the grieving2
Ministry To The Grieving
  • What can you say to the bereaved?
    • Do give attention to other family members. Especially the children.
    • Do pray.
    • Do call or visit often afterwards.
    • Do make contact on the one-year anniversary of the death of the loved one.
ministry to the grieving3
Ministry To The Grieving

What you should not do or say.

  • Don’t avoid the bereaved.
  • Don’t say, “I understand.”
  • Don’t tell stories.
  • Don’t cry.
  • Don’t say, “God has a purpose in this.”
ministry to the grieving4
Ministry To The Grieving

What you should not do or say.

  • Don’t say you ought to be feeling better by now.
  • Don’t say anything.
  • Don’t avoid mentioning the deceased’s name.
  • Don’t ignore the familyand act as if nothing has happened.
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Ministry To The Grieving

What you should not do or say.

  • Don’t point out at least they have someone else to take the deceased’s place.
  • Don’t say, “let me know if I can help.”
  • Don’t suggest they did not get proper medical care.
the grief cycle

Death of a loved one

Reorganization

PROTEST

Pain

Anger

Confusion

Anxiety

Denial

Peace

Release

Renewal

Understanding

ACCEPTANCE

Anguish

Depression

Distress

Apathy

Isolation

Resignation

Withdrawal

DESPAIR

DETACHMENT

The Grief Cycle
ministry in conflict
MINISTRY INCONFLICT
  • Peacemakers - Matt.5:9
  • Seek Reconciliation - Matt.5:23ff
  • Loving Confrontation - Matt.18:15ff
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The purposes of conflict management are to end the conflict and restore or reconcile people who are in dispute.

ministry to people in crisis
Ministry to People in Crisis

During times of crisis, people are more open to and accepting of ministry efforts in their behalf. Therefore, this is a prime time to communicate a positive Christian witness.

crisis
Crisis

Any event or set of circumstances which threatens a person’s sense of well-being and interferes with his usual routine.

ministry in crisis
MINISTRY INCRISIS
  • Reach Out
  • Resources within the Church
  • Resources outside the Church
  • Encourage
ministry in evangelism
MINISTRY INEVANGELISM
  • Lifestyle
  • Testimony
  • Plan of Salvation
ministry is
Ministry Is...
  • A ministry that provides a natural opportunity for witnessing to non-Christians.
  • A ministry that can serve as a natural communication channel for the church.
ministry to the ill
MINISTRY TO THEILL
  • Human touch
  • Listening
  • Empathy
  • Prayer
prepare for the hospital visit
Prepare for the Hospital Visit
  • Plan for spiritual ministry…Hospital ministry is a time for serious, well-planned visitation.
  • Imagine yourself in the other person’s situation…Gather all the information that you can about the patient, and their family. How serious is the illness?
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Prepare for the Hospital Visit
  • Get in touch with your own feelings…It is important to be natural with this ministry opportunity. Be more concerned about the patient’s feelings than your own.
heed hospital signs
Heed Hospital Signs
  • Visiting Hours…Observe the hours set by the hospital.
  • The “No Visitors” Sign…Check at the nurse’s station.
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Heed Hospital Signs
  • The Light…Make sure the patient’s needs are met before entering.
  • The Closed Door…Knock before entering, you are entering someone’s bedroom.
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Heed Hospital Signs
  • The Sleeping Patient…It could be the patient needs his rest more than a visit.
  • Name Tags…You will get appreciative response from those recognizing the importance of your visit.
  • Let Medical Care Take Priority…Doctor or Nurse.
minister to the patient
Minister To The Patient
  • Do position yourself where the patient can have easy eye contract with you. (Don’t stand on the oxygen cord.)
  • Do be sensitive to the patient’s comfort.
  • Don’t touch the patient unless he or she offers to shake hands.
  • Don’t give medical advice, or interpret medical equipment.
minister to the patient1
Minister to the Patient
  • Don’t visit if you are sick, call instead.
  • Don’t rush the visit.
  • Don’t stay too long.
  • Do watch for visitor overload.
minister to the patient2
Minister to the Patient
  • Do speak to others, and if it is a semi-private room speak to the other patient.
  • Do listen more than you talk.
  • Do remember you are there in a pastoralrole.
  • Do respect the prayerneeds of the patient, and remember to pray for the other patient.
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Minister to the Patient
  • Do follow-up after the patient is at home.
  • Do visit everymember that is assigned to you who is hospitalized.
  • Don’t make commitments you cannot fulfill.
  • Do wash your hands after each visit.
ministry to the dying
Ministry To The Dying
  • Always tell the truth.
  • Never set inflexible times.
  • Always listen with sensitivity.
  • Find ways to respond to needs.
  • Minister to the Caregiver.
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Ministry To The Dying
  • Never allow the dying person to feel abandoned.
  • Be as available as possible, within necessary limits.
  • Never give medical advice or interpret medical opinions.
ministry to the dying2
Ministry To The Dying
  • If necessary, protect the person from harming himself or herself.
  • Always hold out hope, at least in God’s love.
  • Provide consistent, spiritual support.
ministry to the dying3
Ministry To The Dying

“In our own pride we like to think we can control our own destiny. The reality is that nothing in this world is certain. True security and stability come only from trusting in God.”

ministry of joy
MINISTRY OFJOY
  • Rejoicing
  • Honoring
  • Encouraging