Sr High Parent’s Update – April 10th

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Servant Leader

April 10 2013



Tonight we had the chance to hear from the team that went down to Sanctuary Toronto during March break.  If you have had the chance to go on a trip or visit or even hang out with someone who went, you would quickly realize the huge impact that these trips have on people.  One thing that I notice about these trips is the immense amount of time that the youth spend serving Sanctuary and the people involved.  This is the type of leadership that Christ modeled to us.  Tonight’s questions come out of a book that I have read and studied called “The Servant Leader – Transforming your Heart, Head, Hands and Habits” By Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges.



  • To get to know your group and build relationships
  • To better understand why Christ was a servant Leader
  • To talk about what the other students learned from their trip



Conversation Starters…

  • High’s and lows
  • Who has been on a missions trip before?

Dig a Little Deeper…

  • Were there any stories that stuck out to you from tonight?
  • What do you find interesting about the sanctuary trips?
  • What do you think it means to be a servant leader?
  • How did Christ model this concept of being a servant leader to us?
  • Why do you think God calls us to lead and live our lives this way?
  • What do you think it means to have the HEART of a servant leader?
    • Raising up the next generation of leaders
    • Life is about what you give and not what you get
    • What do you think it means to have the HEAD of a servant leader?
      • To gain an understanding of Jesus’ leadership model
      • What do you think it means to have the HANDS of a servant leader?
        • To actually follow through on what you have learned and live it out
        • What do you think it means to have the HABITS of a servant leader?
          • Before something can become a habit, it must be first practiced as a discipline
          • Understand and live out the habits that Jesus had when He walked the earth


  • You could share about a time when you went on a trip and what that meant to you
  • You could talk about what is fulfilling and challenging to you personally about serving



  • Think of one thing you could do to serve someone that you are in relationship with and be a servant leader


Key Scriptures …

Matt 23:11-12

11 The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

Matt 20:25-28

25 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

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