The Downward Ascent
of Servant Leadership
Servant leadership is a downward ascent to greatness. It’s a journey of servanthood where we become lesser and God becomes greater. It’s a road of humility where instead of rising to power we descend into greatness.True leadership in the kingdom of God is upside-down and inside-out from how the world views it. Where the world values the microphone, God values the mop. Where the world values the podium, God values the plunger. And those of us who truly want to be great in God’s eyes are quick to remember the words of our Savior: The greatest among you shall be your servant (Matthew 23:11).