When no one cares who gets the credit

James Smith

There is no limit to what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit.  It is important to cast a vision of servanthood to lay leaders and those in the church who serve the body of Christ.

Preach servanthood. There can be no greater example of servanthood than Jesus Christ.  He was someone who could have expected everyone to serve Him.  However he continually offered himself as the servant of all.  You get what you preach.  If the church needs to be reminded to serve one another, Preach servanthood.

Live servanthood. If Jesus can do it, so can the preacher.  People live by our example more than what we preach.  If we preach servanthood but live lordship, people will become confused and view it as hypocrisy.

Reward servanthood. Praise those who put others first.  Openly applaud those who go out of their way to put others needs before their own.  Jesus said, “When you’ve done it to the least of these, you’ve done it unto me.”  He wanted us to know how important servanthood was as

Expect servanthood.  People will perform the way you expect them to.   Believe in the potential of servanthood in your congregation.  Let people know unselfish acts should not be rare, but the norm in the Christian church.

Evangelize via servanthood.  When we put other’s needs before our own and go out of our way to meet those needs, it is very attractive to the world.  Society encourages others to worry about themselves.  However, many people are tired of the dog eat dog world they live in and desire to be a part of something that blesses others.

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