Mentor Members of God’s Kingdom

Pardekooper

It is clear from scripture, if one is a disciple of Jesus Christ, there is an expectation of leadership. In Matthew 28:19 Jesus ascends leaving his disciples with final instructions to “go and make disciples”. His words left a mandate expected of every individual who would choose to follow Jesus.

Jesus was a clear transformational leader evidenced by the way he changed the world while he walked on it, and for the last two thousand years since his death and resurrection. One way that Jesus put in motion his continued discipleship even after his death was to mentor his own disciples, equipping them to carry out the final mandate he would leave them with. A characteristic of a transformational leader is treating each follower as an individual and providing coaching, mentoring, and opportunity to grow (Bass, 1985). Transformational leaders are focused on developing their followers into leaders themselves (Bass and…

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