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ERIC Number: ED568453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 294
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3038-5670-9
Story, Presence, Community: A Servant-Leadership Model for Rocky Bayou Christian School
Hoskins, John Richard
ProQuest LLC, D.Min. Dissertation, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Christian schools ought to revolve around Jesus' teaching, "Whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many" (Matthew 20:26-28, ESV). However, Christian schools often model leadership systems that rarely resemble servant-leadership values and principles. This investigation determines servant-leadership exists within a system centered on Christ within God's metanarrative salvation story discovered from Genesis to Revelation. It indicates servant-leadership is inescapably linked to the presence of God and His people, and gifted by the power of the Holy Spirit. This presence gives birth to a community that lives and models the values and principles that enable Christian schools to equip and send forth champions of Christ. The data gleaned from Rocky Bayou Christian School (RBCS) administrators, faculty, and staff identified six areas critical to creating a servant-leadership culture: (1) understand God's story of salvation holistically as a system, (2) proactively align God's story to the purpose, vision, and mission of RBCS, (3) find time for being in God's presence and the presence of fellow believers, (4) distinguish what servant-leadership looks like in context, (5) concentrate on community building through defining vocabulary while building relationships on trust and collective intelligence, and (6) be a servant-leader versus just knowing what servant-leadership entails. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida