Stealing the King’s Treasure: #1 Rehoboam Small Group Discussion Questions
Big Idea Servant leadership is the best leadership.
Overview Whatever area of leadership you have been assigned, whatever position of leadership you have been given, and all of us have some level of leadership, if you’re a teacher, a parent, a coach, a boss, the best leadership style is servant leadership. 1. 2. 3.
Servant leadership is a choice Servant leadership is the best choice Servant leadership produces the best results
Who are some people in history you would consider to be great leaders? What made them great?
In what areas of your life are you considered (either by yourself or by others) to be a leader?
Scripture Read 1 Kings 12:1-11 • What was the difference between the advice of the old men and the young men? Read 1 Kings 11:29-40 • How did this prophesy impact what might have taken place? Read 1 Kings 12:12-19 • Why do you think Rehoboam chose to listen to the young men instead of the old men? • How would you have responded if you heard Rehoboam say what he said?
Reflection • What did Jesus have to say about servant leadership? Mark 10:45; Luke 22:24-27; John 13:12-17 • Who or what do you think of when you picture someone who is a “servant leader?” What specific qualities do they possess? • Share about a time when you experienced a “servant leader” and also a time when you experienced a “stern leader.” Which one was more effective and influential in your life? Why?
Application • Definition of leadership: “The process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.” (Source: Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leadership) • If leadership is influence, then we are leading many more people than we probably realize, not just the people who are “under” us. Who are the people you have influence over in your life? (i.e. children, spouse, parents, employers/ employees, friends, classmates, teachers, teammates, coaches, etc…) • How can you be a servant leader to those people? • Come up with at least one practical way you will be a servant leader this week to someone you mentioned. Share what it is with the group and come back next week and share the experience with us. • (Group Leader: write down each person’s plan for the week so you can follow-up with them at the beginning of next week’s meeting.)