The Authentic Freedom Virtual Church service for Sunday, August 31, 2014 is LIVE. The theme this week is servant leadership…and what that REALLY looks like. Servant leadership is NOT about establishing our positions of authority, power or control, neither is it about lauding, defending, or throwing around our positions of power. Instead, servant leadership is about using our gifts to empower others to realize their own greatness. Servant leadership is about bottom up leadership. It is about humility. It is about serving others. It is about being the wings upon which others may learn how to fly.
On a personal note, this must be a really hot topic for me as evidenced in the dream I had last night. In the dream, I was applying for a professional position within a local religious organization. I was told that I had been rejected for the position because I was known to hang out with the “unsavory” people of Oshkosh – the poor, homeless, mentally ill, hippies, rejects, etc. etc. etc. etc. In the dream, I completely freaked out….and in very colorful language told them what I thought about their decision. What did they think Jesus did? I asked. In the dream, I did not win the argument. Neither do I believe I will win it here….at least not with those attached to their positions of authority. But that’s ok….because those are not the ones I am called to serve. Instead, I am called to serve those who find themselves without a spiritual home. At Authentic Freedom and the Superhero Academy, you are welcome here!
You can attend this week’s service HERE.