Jesus and Servant Leadership

by | Oct 10, 2021 | Leadership

The phrase “servant leader” is tossed around a lot in ministry settings. We think we know what it implies: a leader who really cares for others and has a humble character.

But how would you respond if I told you that’s not all—or, perhaps, not AT all—what Jesus had in mind?

Check out this video…



Want to explore this deeper? Check out chapter 7 of In the Way: Church As We Know it Can Be a Discipleship Movement (Again)—available in print, e-book or audio-book version.

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Damian Gerke is on the leadership team of 1Body Church. He is married to Cheryl, his wife of 30+ years, and they have three grown children.

Damian has a diverse background that includes leadership and development coaching, vocational pastoral ministry and even working as a design engineer in the aerospace industry. He is the author of In the Way: Church As We Know It Can Be a Discipleship Movement (Again) and Taking the Lead: What Riding a Bike Can Teach You About Leadership. He blogs regularly about faith and church leadership issues here at, as well as leadership and life issues at



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