Student Leadership: Leaders Are Servants

Student Leadership: Leaders Are Servants

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It’s so easy for us to give into the tendency to use leadership to benefit ourselves. Use this lesson to help your students realize this and learn from examples of servant leadership to model our leadership after.


In corporate America, the most common reason to become a leader is to get a bigger office, a better paycheck, or a cushier job. The same is true for students. They want to become drum major so they won’t have to march anymore. They want to make head cheerleader so they can get the best routine. Leadership becomes all about what the leader can get out of it. But biblical leadership—leadership that imitates Jesus—starts with service. This lesson is designed to show student leaders how they can use their leadership positions to serve their teams rather than themselves. Students will compare the leadership styles of King David and Uriah the Hittite. Then they will do an activity that forces them to put their servant leadership into action.




Option 1:  Use this in a Group Setting
Just keep following along in this Facilitator’s Guide and you’ll find instructions, time frames, and extra notes just for you.  The student handouts are on a separate file; be sure to make copies for each student in your group.

Option 2: Use this in a Mentoring Relationship, or for an individual student
Just make a copy of the Student Handout and give it (or send it) to the student (all the instructions they need are already there).  If you are mentoring a student, just make an extra copy of the Student Handout for yourself and walk alongside the student as he/she goes through this study.


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