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WEEK 5: Empowering Servant Leadership
July 14, 2016

Fatherhood Fellowship Six-Week Series #2
The Ten Tools of Fatherhood: The First Six Tools
 
WEEK 5
EMPOWERING SERVANT LEADERSHIP
 
Empowering your wife and children by putting their needs above your own will yield rich benefits today … and for generations to come. This is the essence of great fatherhood. (p. 133)
 
  1. Do the words “servant leadership” seem contradictory to you? How do you understand this concept?
  2. Why is servant leadership empowering to others? What does it empower them to do and be?   
  3. What makes this style of leading so difficult?
  4. What typifies your leadership style at home?
  5. Read Mark 10:45 – “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” 

    Read Luke 9:23 – “Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.”
    How can learning more about Jesus’ sacrificial giving help you to be a better servant leader?   

  6. What small acts of service mean the most to your wife? How can serving her in those ways strengthen your relationship? 
 
Optional Additional Questions For Week 5:
 
Read 1 Timothy 3:4-5 – “He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) 
  1. How can being a servant leader with your kids help you be successful in disciplining and praising them?
  2. How can your example impact their lives?
  3. How does unselfishly serving your family free you to be a better dad and husband?