Servant Leadership in the Church Dr. Stephen W. Dillman



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Servant Leadership in the Church

  • Dr. Stephen W. Dillman


Purpose

  • My purpose is to help develop servant leaders whom God can use to grow His Kingdom to His honor and glory.



Purpose

  • Three reasons for servant leadership:

  • It seems to be a leadership model used by Jesus.

  • It is a leadership model that is compatible with holiness.

  • It is an emerging leadership focus that integrates techniques with positive values and motivations



Leadership Movement

  • What is leadership?

  • Focus on group processes; matter of personality; matter of inducing compliance; exercise of influence; particular behavior; form of persuasion; power relation; instrument to achieve goals; an act of interaction; a differentiated role; initiation of structure; a combination of any or all of the above.”

  • Bernard Bass, Bass & Stogdill’s Handbook on Leadership



Leadership Movement

  • What is leadership?

  • Genuine leadership is an influence that emerges from the motivations and values of the leader.



Leadership Movement

  • Thomas Carlyle (1841) – Heroes and Hero Worship

  • Great Man Theories – focus on individual

  • Trait Theories – why an individual seemed better able to lead than others



Leadership Movement

  • Situational Theories – circumstances make the leader

  • Personal-Situational Theories – combination of personality and circumstance

  • Psychoanalytic Theories – fears, needs, or early childhood experiences form the leader



Leadership Movement

  • Political Theories – leadership develops from ulterior, political motives

  • Humanistic Theories – values people more than organizations; leadership develops from human interaction

  • Transactional Theories – leaders exchange something of value for higher productivity of followers

  • Cognitive Theories – leadership evolves from underlying relational influences



Leadership Movement

  • Transformational Theories – leader considers the desires and needs of followers

    • Charismatic Leadership
    • Moral Leadership
    • Inspirational Leadership


Church Leadership Movement

  • Basically, organizationally oriented

  • Try to focus on others

  • Inspire with vision and mission

  • Based on Biblical values



Church Leadership Movement

  • Authoritative - Positional authority

  • Transactional - Contests, competitions, public pressures

  • Business Model – Biblical motivations wrapped in business strategies



Church Leadership Movement

  • Functional Leadership – Need drives the choice of a leader

    • Body Life - Ray Steadman
    • Church Unleashed – Frank Tillapaugh
    • Pastor = player/coach
    • Congregation = ministers


Church Leadership Movement

  • Return to Leader-focused



Servant Leadership

  • Enhances the best in all leadership styles and strategies.

  • Addresses two major flaws:

    • Focuses on people – They are the “end” and not a “means to an end.”
    • Value-based Lifestyle - Not a leadership style/technique incorporating values.


Servant Leadership

  • Secular Influence – Robert Greenleaf

    • Hermann Hesse, Journey to the East (1970)


Servant Leadership

  • Pre-Christian Influence

    • Leader First – Choose to serve
  • Christian Influence

    • Servant First – Leader by God’s grace
    • Jesus is the role model
      • Matthew 20: 26-28
      • James and John had special roles (with Peter)
        • Matthew 10:1-2 – authority to preach, heal, drive out demons (Also, Mark 3: 14-17; Mark 6: 6-13)
        • Mark 5: 21-43 – Healing of Jarius’ daughter
        • Matthew 17: 1-2 – Transfiguration


Servant Leadership

    • Theological Issues in Matthew 20
    • Worldly leadership is different than Jesus’ leadership.
    • Pre-requisite for greatness in the Kingdom is becoming a servant/slave (Also, 1 Timothy 3: 8-13).
    • Jesus identifies himself with being a servant.
    • The role of servant involves serving and sacrifice.


Servant Leadership

    • Ebed = “Servant” in Old Testament
    • Someone who will establish justice
    • Someone who will be a covenant to the people
    • Someone to set captives free
    • Someone who will serve both Jews and Gentiles
    • Someone who will suffer as part of the reconciling process
    • Someone who will bear another’s burden


Servant Leadership

  • Vision/Mission

  • Prayer

  • Obedience

  • Holiness

  • Truth

  • Trust

  • Forgiveness

  • Love



Servant Leadership

  • Motivational Elements

  • Agape Love

    • Agape = total commitment to the object of one’s affection (see, 2 Timothy 4:10).
    • Leadership is character that flows from within the heart.
  • Altruism

    • Sacrificing self on behalf of others
    • Selflessness, willing self-denial (Holiness???)


Servant Leadership

  • Value Elements

  • Trust

  • Humility

    • Philippians 2 – choice of self-denial
    • Submitted to God; at His disposal
    • Selfless, vulnerable, unprentiousness, modesty, avoiding the egotistical, lack of arrogance, listener, accepts constructive criticism, respects others, and accountable to the group.


Servant Leadership

  • Value Elements

  • Commitment to Serve

    • True service recognizes one’s calling.
    • Lifts up people (both the served and those helping us serve).
    • Involves resourcing, encouraging, mentoring, investment, inconvenience.
    • Character of service = generosity


Servant Leadership

  • Behavioral Elements

  • Empowerment

    • Believes people have intrinsic value.
    • Sharing of power, authority, and responsibility.
    • Leaders are equal, but with different roles (See 1 Corinthians 12).
    • Leadership roles are interdependent.


Servant Leadership

  • Behavioral Elements

  • Vision

    • Not about the organization.
    • Sees the potential for the people served and those who serve with the leader.
    • Similar to the spiritual gift of discernment (1 Corinthians 12:10) but adds proactive interest in helping others.
    • Pictures a positive future for another person


Servant Leadership Dissertation Summary

  • Agapao love, altruism, and humility appear to be synonymous and related to motivation.

  • Profoundly, the primary characteristic associated with servant leaders is service.

  • Empowerment, vision, and trust are not seen as unique to servant leadership except when the focus is on the follower and not the organization.



Servant Leadership Dissertation Summary

  • Servant leaders may utilize one or more leadership styles and still be perceived as a servant leader on the basis of their motivations, relationship with their followers, and willingness to serve.

  • Servant leadership is a lifestyle choice and not a leadership style choice.



Servant Leadership

    • Summary
    • Servant Leadership is a lifestyle that seeks to lead from a set of motivations and values that focuses on benefiting and blessing people because we love them and want to serve them; not because they can help us achieve some kind of organizational success.


Servant Leadership

    • To continue the dialogue…
    • Feel free to contact me:
    • Rev. Stephen W. Dillman
    • sdillman@zoominternet.net
    • Or
    • 175 North Road
    • Butler, PA 16001 USA



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