Christian servant leadership One crucial message Jesus wanted his disciples to grasp is that in God’s kingdom leaders are servants.

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:45 (NIV)

At Compassion, as God’s followers, we aspire to be more like our Savior, Jesus Christ, in who we are and what we do.

Servant leadership requires us to surrender our will for God’s will. It requires confession and seeking God’s power to transform us with His servant heart.

Listen to Mark Yeadon, Senior Vice President of International Program, talk about the importance of exemplifying Christian servant leadership.

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  1. May 9, 2009
    at 6:24 am

    Thank you! I love this! This is the kind of leader I’d like to be for my team of Advocates.

  2. Mike Stephens
    May 9, 2009
    at 8:20 am

    I agree and also by serving others I believe we are saying by our actions “I am for you!”

    I Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for YOU!!!”

  3. Amy Wallace
    May 9, 2009
    at 10:33 am

    I’ve been learning lately to surrender my will for God’s will, and it’s a great feeling :)

  4. Mike Stephens
    May 10, 2009
    at 12:18 am

    Apart from God I can do nothing, with God I can do all things!!!!!!!

    If YOU can you say to me? Everything is possible for HIM who BELIEVES!!!!!!! 😉

  5. Mike Stephens
    May 10, 2009
    at 12:23 am

    There is no other name by which WE can be saved, there is no other name under HEAVEN!!!!!!!


  6. Aug 20, 2009
    at 9:20 am

    Servant Leadership is rightly becoming a by-word within the Christian community. The problem is often that we seem to want to misconstrue that as meaning servanthood is only for the leader/pastor – christian=servant.

  7. Mar 24, 2010
    at 9:48 pm

    great topic! We need more of this in our meeting and tables!

  8. Geraldine
    Dec 1, 2013
    at 8:06 pm

    Where did you get the picture of the Washing of the Feet? I would like to purchase a copy of this picture. Please contact me at my email address with the information. Thanks!

    • Susan Sayler
      Dec 2, 2013
      at 2:29 pm

      Hi Geraldine! I appreciate the interest in this photo. I’m checking into this at the moment and I’ll email you as soon as I know. :)

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