“A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.””
“The world is crying out for a different kind of leadership. These cries stretch from Wall Street to the streets of the Arab world. People are fed up with leaders who hold on to power so they can benefit themselves at the expense of their people.
As we shared about our work with our Christian friends, somewhat to our surprise, they added their cries as well, by responding, “Servant leadership is what we need in our churches!” As it turns out, leadership in most churches looks very similar to leadership in the world.
Jesus, however, modeled something different – the way of leading by serving.
Jonathon Martin shows us that leading by serving is all about giving the Kingdom away.
This book, about the cancerous crown and its cure, is a personal challenge as well as a practical roadmap for leaders in the church – and the world.
It is time for radical surgery – cutting out the ways of the world and grafting in the Jesus model of servant leadership. We hope you will seriously consider Jonathan’s challenge, and joint those of us who are trying to walk down a different leadership path.”