Bible Integration

In: Business and Management

Biblical Integration Paper:

Group 1

Paul Cobb

Anastasie Destouche

Jennifer Kearns

Paul Pirkle

Mark Ricker

Liberty University


Abstract
Servant-leadership is widely researched and discussed from a secular and Christian worldview (Fischer, 2010; see also Blanchard & Hodges, 2005). A Christian is called to follow God in all he does but life experiences can be conflicting in dealing with the spiritual and secular context; however, Christ wants his followers to operate within the context of the secular world. True servant-leadership is to emulate how Jesus led those around him - with complete selflessness and by serving others. Moreover, it is challenging for humans to be servant-leaders as they often desire personal recognition in life; yet, dedication to the Word and quiet reflection in God can help one to lead like Jesus. Larry Spears labeled Greenleaf a Grandfather of empowerment movement in business leadership (Greenleaf, 1996) because of his zeal toward servant-leadership. Greenleaf’s viewpoint, though commendable, conflicts with biblical principles. Thus, this paper analyzes Greenleaf’s work from a Christian worldview and institutes a biblical basis for servant leadership.
Keywords: servant leadership, biblical perspective, gifts, loving, individual

Introduction
Servant-leadership is widely researched and discussed from a secular and Christian worldview (Fischer, 2010; see also Blanchard & Hodges, 2005). Paul encouraged believers to be imitators of Christ in this area when he said "[f]ollow my example, as I follow the example of Christ" (1 Corinthians 11:1, NIV). Although life can be challenging when one deals with the spiritual and secular context, one can ascertain from this verse that a Christian is called to imitate God in all he does. Nevertheless, Christ wants his followers to operate within the context of the secular...

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