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.

person pouring water over another person's feet, exemplify servant leadership poster
Listen to Mark Yeadon, Senior Vice President of International Program, talk about the importance of exemplifying Christian servant leadership.

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  1. Geraldine December 1, 2013

    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!

    1. Susan Sayler December 2, 2013

      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. 🙂

  2. Darwin March 24, 2010

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

  3. Bill Messer August 20, 2009

    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.

  4. Mike Stephens May 10, 2009

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


  5. Mike Stephens May 10, 2009

    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!!!!!!! 😉

  6. Amy Wallace May 9, 2009

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

  7. Mike Stephens May 9, 2009

    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!!!”

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