We strive to be servant leaders as we influence others through character and love, not through coercion or power. We find our true identity as God’s dearly loved child and fulfill our ultimate purpose by serving others through our vocations—at home, work, school and church. This follows the example of Jesus, who “came not to be served, but to serve, and give his life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28)
Servant leaders strive to keep the good of others and the entire group in the forefront, growing in their ability to choose against self-interest (i.e. my pet projects/pet peeves) for the sake of others and the group in which they serve and live.
In all we do at Holy Cross we strive to be servant leaders and to create an environment that promotes and cultivates the multiplication of such leaders for home, work, school and church. As such we provide resources and workshops that inspire and equip teens and adults become such leaders modeling and cultivatig healthy relationships.
Holy Cross Workshops:
- The “Colors Workshop” helps one better understand self and others based on a quick survey that identifies my natural behavior style and how that impacts others around me.
- “Holy Manners” guides a family or other groups to discover simple yet profound ways to support and encourage healthy relations and habits for their life together. For a sample click here.
- “Discovering My Conflict Management Style” is a wonderful way to identify which of the 7 styles for managing conflict I am most likely to use and to discover other styles that might be added to my “tool box” as I do life at home, work and church.
For more information on these workshops contact Pastor Sommerfeld.
Habitudes: The Art of Self Leadership (Book 1) & Habitudes: The Art of Connecting with Others (Book 2) by Tim Elmore www.growingleaders.com
Servant Leadership: Setting Leaders Free, by Jane L. Fryar. Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, 2001.
The Servant: A Simple Story about the True Essence of Leadership, by James C. Hunter. Crown Business, New York, 1998.
The World’s Most Powerful Leadership Principle: How to Become a Servant Leader, by James C. Hunter. Crown Business, New York, 2004.
These resources and others are in the Holy Cross Resource Center, Rm 210A&B.