10 Leadership Principles of Jesus:
1. Jesus invested in people others would have dismissed. For example:
- The Disciples
- Woman with the issue of blood
- Woman at the well
- Blind Bartimaeus
2. Jesus did not micromanage his disciples. He gave them responsibility and trusted them with it:
- Mark 6:7 – Jesus sent his disciples out 2 by 2
- Matthew 28 – The Great Commission
3. Jesus practiced servant leadership better than anyone.
- He washed the disciples feet
- He healed his enemies (John 18:10)
4. Jesus was focused on His vision.
- Regardless of the persecutions or distractions, Jesus kept on the mission God had called Him to complete.
- For the joy that was set before him, He endured the cross. Jesus never lost sight of his vision.
5. Jesus handled distractions with grace.
- When the woman who had been bleeding for 12 years touched His garment, Jesus stopped to heal her, even though headed to a definite purpose.
6. Jesus always made his personal time with God his highest priority.
- Jesus constantly slipped away to spend time with God.
7. Jesus was into leadership development and replacement.
- He very purposefully prepared the disciples to take over the ministry. He pushed people beyond what they felt they were capable of doing.
8. Jesus held followers to high expectations.
- Jesus was not afraid to make huge requests of people. “Follow Me” meant the disciples had to drop their agenda to do so. He told the disciples they must be willing to lose everything to follow Him.
9. Jesus celebrated success in ministry.
- He rewarded people generously who were faithful to Him.
- God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.
10. Jesus finished well.