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The world is in desperate need of a different leadership role model. Pick up any daily newspaper, and you will quickly find examples of abandoned values, betrayed trust, exploitation, and manipulation committed by people of power and influence. Corporate leaders exploit privileges of position, bringing ruin to employees and investors. Meanwhile, citizens of underdeveloped countries languish in poverty and hopelessness in a leadership vacuum. Church leaders experience crises of integrity, compromising their churches and breeding skepticism and disillusionment. Families and personal relationships drift away from mutual commitment and head toward battlegrounds of selfabsorbed conflict over rights to individual fulfillment. In one sense, the leadership model that people often experience is summarized by the popular opinion: “It’s all about me.” In all kinds of organizations and institutions, the rewards of money, recognition, and power increase as you move up the hierarchy. Self-promotion (pride) and self-protection (fear ) are the reigning motivations that dominate the leadership landscape. Many leaders act as if the sheep are there only for the benefit of the shepherd. In personal relationships, leadership expectations of mutual respect, loving care, self-sacrifice, and openness are often undermined when pride, fear, and indifference replace intimacy with isolation. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there is a better way. There is one perfect leadership role model you can trust, and His name is Jesus. There is a way to lead that honors God and restores health and effectiveness to organizations

and relationships. It is the way Jesus calls us to follow as leaders: to serve rather than be served. As you begin your journey of leading like Jesus, you have to answer the following three key questions, which we will explore: 1. Am I a leader? 2. Am I willing to follow Jesus as my leadership role model? 3. How do I lead like Jesus?

Am I a Leader? Leadership is a process of influence . Anytime you seek to influence the thinking, behavior, or development of people in their personal or professional lives, you are taking on the role of a leader. Leadership can be as intimate as words of guidance and encouragement to a loved one or as formal as instructions passed through extended lines of communication in organizations. Leadership can be nurturing the character and self-worth in children and promoting greater intimacy and fulfillment in personal relationships, or it can involve distributing diverse resources in an organization to accomplish a specific objective and task. Each of the following situations describes someone engaged in an act of leadership:  A mother with a child at any time of day  A corporate executive who rejects offers of inside information to gain a competitive edge  A husband and wife who seek mutual agreement on day-today finances  A middle school teacher who excites curiosity in the minds of her students As you think about the many ways you influence the actions of other people, you can see that you are a leader wherever you go, not just at work. Whether you serve others as parent, spouse, family member, friend, or citizen— or whether you have a leadership title and position like CEO, pastor, coach, teacher, or manager— you are a leader!

From:Lead Like Jesus, by Ken Blanchard & Phil Hodges

15 JUNE 2014

Westlake, 10am Speaker: Pastor Jacob Worship leader: Jochen Announcements: Michael

My Dinh, 10:30am Speaker: Pastor Nelson Worship leader: Trevor Announcements: Vince

Finance June Month-to-date USD

ONLINE GIVING: For PayPal or for US tax-deductible giving online please go to


Send checks to: Elim Fellowship, 1703 Dalton Road, Lima, NY 14485-0857. Include a note: “Preferred for Hanoi International Fellowship”.


email for banking details.


Pastor Jacob Pastor Nelson Pastor Jinggoy Eldership Team Office & admin (Marian) Media & IT (Tomi) KidzQuest WL KidzQuest MD AfterShock Youth Host Team CityPartnerships 17th Floor Detech Tower, 8 Ton That Thuyet, Tu Liem 04-32006666

PRAYER City Partnership Spotlight presents KOTO at Westlake today. The KOTO team will also be bringing some food which will be served at the foyer. Let us support them with our donations. They will also be at the HIF Center, My Dinh the following Sunday, 22nd of June.

MORE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY The HEC church (Hanoi Evangelical Church) has organized a summer school for the church neighborhood kids one of which is an English class for kids. If you are an ESL teacher and have spare time to teach English for kids, please join us in this project by being a volunteer. The school will run from June 16 to July 27 every Tuesday and Friday, from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., with a 15 minute break in between. We will provide snacks for the children and teachers. Please email Rebekah at . Going home this summer? The HIF Office can exchange to your country’s currency for VND or USD at the current rate. Please email for your request and we will attend to you on a “first come, first served”

The HIF Football Club is inviting all adults who signed up or participated during the Fun Day to join the training session this afternoon—15th June from 5:30 pm-7:30pm, at No 1 dang Thai Mai Tay Ho Football court. This summer KQ intends to run its summer program—a total of 5-weeks from 06 July to 03 August. We need at least 15 teacher assistants to help us in the activities for our kids to do crafts, drawing, games, and more. We also plan on showing kids movies. If you have movies for kids you can coordinate with our KQ Coordinators (Bettina for WL / and Doreen&Yunju for MD). This is an opportunity to volunteer this summer and help our church thru our kids. If you are interested, please email Doreen @

In need of a place to stay in Hanoi.. "Room needed from July 4th to September 19th for single Christian female volunteering in NGO. Contact Christine at"

Join us for pre-service prayer every Sunday, 30 minutes before the start of service at both service locations. You can also get prayer request cards at the information table and, after filling it out, drop it in the offering bag or hand it to an usher. Prayer requests can also be emailed to

HIF Calendar 23 Jun CVN Coaching Vietnam, 7pm9pm @ the HIF Center, Detech 29 Jun Combined service at HIF Center, Detech

Is your group continuing this summer? Let us help you promote it. Email

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