How to Lead Like Jesus

What can you learn from Jesus as a leader?

Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Leaders define reality by developing a worldview and perspective that enable them to interpret life from the eternal vantage point of God’s truth.

The truth, even when it’s hard, sets people free from ignorance and deception.

Reflect on these truths from Scripture as you evaluate your role as leader in your home, workplace, church, or among your peers. 

1. Leaders submit themselves to the ultimate Leader, God. (Mark 3:14)

2. Leaders develop teams in community, sharing life and responsibilities and gaining strength from mutual encouragement and accountability. (Matthew 7:28-29)

3. Leaders equip and release those they lead. They provide the wisdom and experience necessary, then let go and allow others to take responsibility for the tasks. (Luke 10:17, 20)

4. Leaders have a clear sense of mission and dedicate themselves to fulfilling that mission. (Acts 1:8)

5. Leaders accept expressions of genuine love and gratitude. (Matthew 26:37-38)

6. Leaders are vulnerable. (John 13:1, 4-5)


From TouchPoints for Leaders by Ronald A. Beers, V. Gilbert Beers, and Douglas J. Rumford

Helping readers find what God has to say about their particular needs is what the TouchPoints series is all about. TouchPoints for Leaders puts God’s words of encouragement and affirmation at the fingertips of today’s Christian leaders. Each section starts with a key question, which is answered through Scripture, and ends with a promise from God’s Word.

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Joy Fabry

Joy Fabry

Joy serves as the Digital Marketing Specialist at Tyndale House Publishers. As a digi-hostess, she enjoys interpersonal communication, email marketing, and customer journey mapping. In her spare time, Joy runs, reads, and travels around the United States.