We often speak about service and leadership and even servant leadership, but the original word to serve in Greek, the language of the New Testament, was the word “therapy,” that expressed the idea of leading, serving, taking care of, and healing.
In the New Testament, leadership had two components or facets: teaching and healing. If teaching was the content vision, it was authenticated in healing.
Leadership That Serves and Saves
But, to heal in Greek means to protect from harm, to benefit, to preserve inner integrity, to rescue from harm; these are all aspects of leadership that serves and saves. Leading and healing are two aspects of the same reality that focuses on integrated, holistic approaches to people and their organizations.
Leadership that heals restores harmony within individuals, between people, and within structures, and frees people from unhealthy living.
Health and wholeness are basic, primary values for all human…
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