Today's post is the first of a six-part series exploring the question: What makes Christian leadership distinctly “Christian” and what makes Christian leadership distinctly “leadership?”. This week we will study this question and I hope to receive feedback from you in the comments section.
Christian leadership is a topic that has been studied and researched in depth for many years. This blog series explores the question, What makes Christian leadership distinctly “Christian” and what makes Christian leadership distinctly “leadership?” I will explore this question theologically, socially, and personally as it relates outside research and my personal experience. The Greek word for leader often used in the New Testament is “hegeomai” which can mean “I lead; I think, am of opinion, suppose, consider; to lead; to lead the way (going before as chief).” In an effort to learn about Christian leadership we must look to the Bible because “the leadership about which Jesus speaks is of a radically different kind from the leadership offered by the world.” That different view of Christian leadership is what will be explored and discussed in this paper.
 Henri J.M. Nouwen, In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership (New York, Crossroads Publishing, 1989), 62.