LTRP Note: We hope you will read this article by Warren B. Smith, “Servant Leadership” – A Christian Concept? Not Exactly, to understand the concept of “Servant Leadership.” Also read some of our research on Ken Blanchard and Henri Nouwen to more fully understand this “new” spirituality “servant leadership.”
“One day soon the Christian ‘servant leader’ may very well become indistinguishable from the New Age/New Spirituality ‘servant leader.'” -Warren B. Smith
By Maria Kaitesi
All Africa news
“Rwanda is now a model for Africa and in the next ten years, it will be a model for the rest of the world.” – Rick Warren, 2012
Renowned American evangelist, Rick Warren, has urged Rwandan officials to be true servant leaders, saying the only way for a person to triumph in leadership is serving through God.
PM Dr Pierre Damien Habumuremyi (R) and Pastor Rick Warren. The New Times/Timothy Kisambira.
Warren, a bestselling author of many Christian books, including The Purpose Driven Life, is in the country since Saturday.
He was speaking during a prayer breakfast at Kigali Serena Hotel, yesterday, which attracted senior government officials, including Prime Minister Dr Pierre Damien Habumuremyi.
Warren said that servant leadership involves being available to the needs of others, being exemplary, and strengthening other people’s faith through helping them think big.
Warren, a founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, an evangelical church located in Lake Forest, California, and arguably the eighth-largest church in the United States, at the moment, commended Rwanda, calling it his other home.
The evangelist, also a member of President Kagame’s Presidential Advisory Council (PAC), is behind the PEACE Plan initiative, which runs programmes in Rwanda aimed at promoting reconciliation, equipping servant leaders, assisting the poor, caring for the sick and educating the next generation, according to Pastor Antoine Rutayisire, the chairman of Rwanda Leaders Fellowship, the organisers of the prayer breakfast. Click here to continue reading.
Purpose-Driven “No Matter What it Costs” by T. Hartzell