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Contents Volume No. IV Issue No. 3 June-Sept. 2011 LEADING BY SERVING AS JESUS DID The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord. (Luke 4:18-20) In this single act, Christ established the model for mission, focused on a “coming not to be served but to serve” leadership style. From that day until the gathering of His ministry team on Holy Thursday evening, Christ focused on the mission, inspired the vision, recruited key personnel, implemented a succession plan, and modeled the corporate culture that he desired. In that final staff meeting (Last Supper), He delegated responsibility to those whom He had recruited, motivated, served, and “formed” in love. He offered an organizational blueprint for all ages (John 13-17). The mission and servant leadership of Jesus remain relevant today, but demands on contemporary Church leaders have greatly expanded over the two millennia since He lived on this earth. After one year of being a Parish Priest in this loving and peaceful community, the leadership model of Jesus Christ challenges me. He is indeed the best and model administrator of His Kingdom. We have a vision rooted in His Vision. Through our vision, we journeyed with the guidance of our core values. The bases of these core values are the needs of the parishioners. Yet, this is not enough in order to express my giftedness as Continued on page 2…

Our Lady of La Paz Parish Newsletter (June - Sept. 2011 issue)

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