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THE JESUS MODEL REVISITED – Discussion at the Lausanne Leadership Development Working Group for the Lausanne III, Cape Town 2010. Compiled by Branko Bjelajac.


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It’s not about me. I am not the one who gets the glory. It’s really about Jesus. These could be the words of Paul, as they describe his basic attitude as he seeks to serve Jesus and be God’s servant to the people to whom he was called. 2 Corinthians 4:5-18 give us a list of attitudes and phrases that suggest attitudes defining the Apostle Paul as a Christian leader.

Perhaps this is why Jesus never used the word “leader” when referring to his disciples.  It seems that the conventional leadership values in his time were not those Jesus wanted to transfer to the future leaders of the church. Although the religious establishment of his day was perpetuating a system that seemed infinitely stronger and more permanent than what Jesus did, history has proven His model endures.

There are plenty of leadership ’models’ in the market today and a good…

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