Service: Ministry Focus for October
The OCF Ministry Focus for October is #Service. The Bible emphasizes two features of service. First, that there are many different kinds of service to God (1 Cor. 12:5). Secondly, the Bible focuses on the importance of service to others (2 Cor. 9:12-13). Through our service, we bring glory to God. We should ask ourselves how our #Service is helping others and glorifying the Lord.
Here are some OCF articles and resources with a focus on Service.
As a Christian officer in the military today, I need only look to Jesus for the example to follow. Jesus provides the premier lesson on leadership by focusing on three areas: serving others, doing the will of His Father, and forsaking the world's view of leadership.
The key to successful leadership is found in the person of Jesus Christ. His example of servant leadership is the model all Christian leaders should use. The challenge to leaders is to serve those who serve.
Did you know that your altitude determines your attitude? Jesus, the highest being there ever was and ever will be, voluntarily lowered Himself. He put Himself in such a low position that He was called a servant.
There's a great deal of talk about servant leadership in the military today, but few Christian officers are actually practicing it as the Lord prescribed.
To be truly successful as a servant leader requires deep humility and the intentional suppression of ego and pride. This article includes a list of Leadership books.