What is the method of leadership?

The method of leadership is to serve with and through Jesus.

At every age and in every realm of society, effective leadership is fundamental to success. The relational and administrative capacities of a leader can transform mediocre teams to greatness or cripple even the most talented of teams. For the family and the local church, the core tenets of leadership are no different than those of professional sports teams and Fortune 500 companies. Now, more than ever, the world needs servant leaders who’ve returned to the greatest model and source of leadership: Jesus Christ.

Scripture Memory Verses: Mark 10:42-45, John 13:3-4,14-17, 2 Corinthians 4:5

Jesus Curriculum Resource: “What is the method of leadership?” Teaching Guide

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Chris Lowney

Chris Lowney is a former Managing Director of J.P. Morgan, one-time Jesuit Seminarian, noted author, and Chairman of the Board of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest hospital systems with $19 billion in assets. Through his every endeavor, Chris’ life and story demonstrate how extraordinary leadership begins with everyday opportunities.

Steve Mitchell

Steve Mitchell is an E.R. Physician based out of Seattle, Washington. On a daily basis, he meets disease, pain, and suffering with the transformational grace and love of Jesus Christ. His life and story are a powerful testament to what servant leadership truly means.


Lesson 1: What is the purpose?

The purpose of our lives is to love God and love people.

Lesson 2: What is the gospel?

The Gospel is a Person, and His Name is Jesus.

Lesson 3: What is the work?

The work of God is to believe in Jesus.

Lesson 4: What is the ministry?

The primary ministry of a follower of Jesus is reconciliation.

Lesson 5: What is the church?

The church is the body of Jesus Christ.

Lesson 6: What is the method of leadership?

The method of leadership is to serve with and through Jesus.

Lesson 7: What is the kingdom?

The kingdom of God is the rule and reign of King Jesus that begins in our hearts.