The goal of servant leadership in African churches : a SWOT analysis

Show simple item record Moyo, Sheila T.H. Rinquest, Linzay 2014-02-14T10:58:54Z 2014-02-14T10:58:54Z 2012
dc.description This article forms part of research work in progress being completed as part of the degree Master of Arts (Practical Theology) at the University of Pretoria. en
dc.description.abstract Gehman (2008:x) quotes John Stott as saying, "Our model of leadership is often shaped more by culture than by Christ. Yet many cultural models of leadership are incompatible with the servant imagery taught and exhibited by the Lord Jesus. Nevertheless, these alien cultural models are often transplanted uncritically into the church and its hierarchy. In Africa it is the tribal chief, in Latin America the machismo (exaggerated masculinity) of the Spanish male, in South Asia the religious guru fawned on by his disciples, in East Asia the Confucian legacy of the teacher's unchallengeable authority, and in Britain the British raj mentality - the overbearing pride associated with the period of British rule until Indian independence in 1947. It is easy for Christian leaders to assimilate one or other of these models without realizing it". Consequently, servant leadership remains a challenge among black African Christians which needs to be addressed. Although much has been written about servant leadership, more attention is required to bring about the change in the lives of Black Christians. en
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dc.identifier.citation Moyo, STH & Rinquest, L 2012, 'The goal of servant leadership in African churches : a SWOT analysis', South African Baptist Journal of Theology, vol. 21, pp. 117-133. en
dc.identifier.issn 1019-7990
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dc.publisher Baptist Union of Southern Africa en
dc.rights Baptist Union of Southern Africa en
dc.subject African Churches en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.subject Christian leaders en
dc.subject Servant leadership en
dc.subject.lcsh Christian leadership en
dc.title The goal of servant leadership in African churches : a SWOT analysis en
dc.type Article en

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