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.”
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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.