Leadership Rights


James 3:1 says “Not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly.” The authority and power that comes with being a leader has enticed mankind throughout history. The lure of power has been the demise of many, this is how the devil became the devil. Jesus flips the role of a leader on its head. He defined leadership as servanthood: “Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.”


  • Listen to the podcast below

  • Read the article below

  • Complete the practical application step



  • Ask the staff members or a small group leader what rights they had to lay down. 

  • Ask God what rights you need to lay down, write it down, and tear it up! Be prepared to share what you learned from this with the staff.