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Instructor Chuck Smith
• Christian Living • Ministry Leadership

Servant Leadership


“But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant” (Matthew 23:11). These words of Christ were exemplified in His life’s mission here on Earth. As Jesus addressed the multitudes and His disciples, He was setting the standard for all who would follow after Him throughout history. Today, in the twenty-first century, this biblical mandate remains unchanged; thus, every Christian is called by Christ to be a servant.

This course of study is composed of thirty-two lessons primarily taught and moderated by Chuck Smith. It also includes various guest speakers who represent untold decades of pastoral experience and insight. It is the intention of each instructor to accomplish the goal of leadership by, “equipping the saints for the work of ministry” (cf. Ephesians 4:12). The course content defines essential elements of Christian maturity that range from personal brokenness and humility, to holiness and spiritual boldness. Every believer will benefit from studying the many aspects of servant leadership that are examined herein.

The course sessions are as follows:

  • Chuck Smith
    1. Characteristics of a Servant
    2. Requirements of Ministry
    3. Walking with God
    4. Spiritual Blessings
    5. Know Your Calling
    6. What Is Revival?
    7. Surviving Opposition from Within
    8. Abiding in Christ
    9. Keep a Pure Heart
    10. A Commitment to Holiness
  • Bob Hoekstra
    1. Leaders of the Church
    2. Leadership Issues
    3. Prayer and the Word
  • Jon Courson
    1. Self-Promotion in Ministry
    2. What Mattered to Our Master
  • Gayle Erwin
    1. Jesus, Part I
    2. Jesus, Part II
    3. Jesus, Part III
    4. Jesus, Part IV
  • Pancho Juarez
    1. Exhortation to Maturity, Part I
    2. Exhortation to Maturity, Part III
  • Damian Kyle
    1. Equipping, Edifying, Protecting
    2. The Joy of Servanthood
    3. Faithfulness
  • Skip Heitzig
    1. Our Identification with Christ
    2. Bitterness and Hatred
  • Brian Brodersen An Abiding Relationship with Christ
  • Joe Focht Mary and Martha
  • David Guzik Following Good Examples
  • Greg Laurie Encouragement for the Troubled Heart
  • Wayne Taylor The Supremacy of Love
  • Clark Van Wick The Suffering Servant
Lesson List
Lesson 1
Characteristics of a Servant by Chuck Smith
Lesson 2
Requirements of Ministry by Chuck Smith
Lesson 3
Walking with God by Chuck Smith
Lesson 4
Spiritual Blessings by Chuck Smith
Lesson 5
Leaders of the Church by Bob Hoekstra
Lesson 6
Leadership Issues by Bob Hoekstra
Lesson 7
Know Your Calling by Chuck Smith
Lesson 8
What Is Revival? by Chuck Smith
Lesson 9
Surviving Opposition from Within by Chuck Smith
Lesson 10
Self-Promotion in Ministry by Jon Courson
Lesson 11
Bitterness and Hatred by Skip Heitzig
Lesson 12
Abiding in Christ by Chuck Smith
Lesson 13
Jesus, Part I by Gayle Erwin
Lesson 14
Jesus, Part II by Gayle Erwin
Lesson 15
Jesus, Part III by Gayle Erwin
Lesson 16
Jesus, Part IV by Gayle Erwin
Lesson 17
The Suffering Servant by Clark Van Wick
Lesson 18
Following Good Examples by David Guzik
Lesson 19
Mary and Martha by Joe Focht
Lesson 20
Exhortation to Maturity, Part I by Pancho Juarez
Lesson 21
Exhortation to Maturity, Part II by Pancho Juarez
Lesson 22
Equipping, Edifying, Protecting by Damian Kyle
Lesson 23
The Joy of Servanthood by Damian Kyle
Lesson 24
The Supremacy of Love by Wayne Taylor
Lesson 25
Faithfulness by Damian Kyle
Lesson 26
Encouragement for the Troubled Heart by Greg Laurie
Lesson 27
An Abiding Relationship with Christ by Brian Brodersen
Lesson 28
Our Identification with Christ by Skip Heitzig
Lesson 29
What Mattered to Our Master by Jon Courson
Lesson 30
Prayer and the Word by Bob Hoekstra
Lesson 31
Keep a Pure Heart by Chuck Smith
Lesson 32
A Commitment to Holiness by Chuck Smith