There’s always been a debate as to whether Church and State should truly be separated and in my humble opinion, in as much as the separation should be respected, we can’t afford to ignore Christian values when it comes to leadership. Christ gave a wonderful roadmap of servant leadership which if we adhered to we would have a crop of really good leaders.
In this article, I would like to look at 3 major responsibilities of Christians in leadership.
1 Their role is to preserve the Gospel
As Christians who form the Church of God, through His son Jesus Christ, God has given us a roadmap to achieving exemplary leadership and this is contained in His Gospel. It’s therefore our duty as Christian leaders to proclaim and preserve this Gospel just as Christ ordered us to do by His great Commission. We should be able to keep politics aside and focus on what matters most through servant leadership.
2 Their role is to disciple other leaders
Jesus Christ demonstrated the need for continuity in good leadership when he began with 12 disciples who went on to spread the gospel and grow the church to what it is today. Taking this example, we as Christian leaders should be able to disciple other leaders in order to ensure that we pass along the values of servant leadership which they in turn will pass on to those who they will disciple.
3 Encourage respect for leadership
In many cases, we may not get the leaders we wanted but we must always remember that all leaders have been anointed by God. It’s therefore our duty as Christian leaders to encourage our constituents to form a culture of respecting those in leadership.
If we take these responsibilities to heart and ensure that they reflect in our day to day leadership duties we can be guaranteed that we will be fulfilling God’s requirement of us.
I trust that this has been an insightful article.