What are the Top Three Commands of Jesus to Leaders?

Friday Musing

I was musing about the content of a DMin class I just took this past week and thinking about Jesus and primary commands for leaders. What would be the top three commands for disciple/leaders that Jesus gave?

Confining ourselves to the four gospels, what does Jesus say is the job description of leaders?

It is amazing how a simple questions like that can reveal so much. Three commands immediately jumped to my mind.

  • “Follow Me and I will make you to become fishers of men.” (Mt. 4:19)
  • “Love one another” (Jn. 15:12-17)
  • “Feed my sheep.” (Jn. 21:15-19)
What would it look like, I wonder, if we constructed our leadership training around these three command?
  1. Training men and women to follow Jesus’ pattern of fishing for men.
  2. Training men and women to love one another.
  3. Training men and women to shepherd (guide, nurture and develop) the flock for which they care.


2 thoughts on “What are the Top Three Commands of Jesus to Leaders?

  1. Love your list but can we go for 1 more?

    Jesus told His disciples to preach, “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand”

    This would generate a new #1 Training men and women to preach what Jesus preached.

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