Is every Christian a leader?

Image result for me a leader?When I write these articles I’m not suggesting that they apply to everyone. On Tuesdays I try to write something about leadership. Is every Christian a leader? Well, yes and no.

First, we are all followers. Jesus Christ is the head of the Church and we, as baptized believers, are called to follow Him. There is one LEADER (Colossians 1:18) for the Church and the world.

Second, there are some people within the Church and in the larger world who are called to be leaders. A leader is a person who through their words of encouragement and guidance, as well as their exemplary (not perfect) lives, give direction to groups. We call these people “servant leaders” because they follow the example of Christ…

 …who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.                      – Philippians 2

Third, we are all leaders in the sense that in bigger and smaller ways we are placed in roles where others depend on us. That role may be as a parent or grandparent or when someone needs help and there’s no one else to take the lead.

When you read this, I don’t want you to think about it as another thing to do in a world of too many things to do. Instead, continue to trust Christ for your salvation and just be the follower and the leader God has created you to be wherever you are.

Peace be with you.
– Pastor Tim