- Transforming youth potential
1)Talents and Potential of Young People
Young people all over the world have inborn talents and abilities that they are sitting on. Today, one person in five is between the ages of 15 and 24. All together there are over one billion youths and they constitute a formidable force. Youths and children together including all those aged 24 years and younger account to nearly 40% of the world population. If mentored and given opportunities, young people can do great things. Global Steps values the ideas and creativity of young people. We are passionate about providing young people with opportunities to explore their own potential. We believe the key to community and Global transformation, and the hope of the human race lies with youth committed to high principles. Global Steps is committed to raising a generation of God fearing and dedicated youths who are ready to impact the world. We believe youth are chosen by God to make an extreme difference in their world.
Every Christian is a servant. Primarily, the focal point of servant leadership within the church is: “To prepare God’s people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up” (Ephesians 4:12). This means with Christ being the head of the church, the entire church body is served in the act of providing servant leadership. We all mutually submit ourselves to Jesus, just as He was in submission to the father. Therefore first and foremost, servant leadership is based on mutual demonstrate and love for one another. A servant leader seeks to invest himself into the lives of his people, so as a whole the whole church is challenged to grow to be more like Christ. This is demonstrated in their willingness to give of themselves to meet the needs of their people. Global Steps also values humble leadership as the most effective and powerful leadership model. The best leaders follow and the best followers lead. Our desire is to produce
Our Global Steps servant Leadership process is accomplished through:
“Walking the Talk”
•Raising a generation of active Global Citizens whose passion is to “affect” the world with compassion;
•Seeking the common good as a primary motivation;
•Building team spirit through shared and open decision making;
•Being steward of people and resources;
•Seeking work as a partnership of service in community;
•As responsible global citizens, Global Steps staff and volunteers see, encourage and celebrate the image of God in others.
What is servant leadership?
Servant leadership is best defined by Jesus himself:”whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant and whoever wants to be first must be your slave. Just as the some of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many (Matthew 20:26-28). In the Christian realm, all leadership should demonstrate servant leadership. As an object lesson (Mark 10:41) Jesus modeled the true servant style of leadership. He the lord incarnate bent down and washed their feet, teaching them the true measure of leading by serving others.
Biblical/Bible explanation of a servant/Biblical teaching
You know that those who are considered rulers over the gentiles lord it over them ,and their great ones exercise authority over them 43yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among You shall be your servant 44And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. 45For even the son of man did not come to be served but to give his life a reason to many.
I have shown you in every way by laboring like this that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the lord Jesus that He said;”It is more blessed to give than to receive”.
Let nothing be done through self ambition or conceit. But in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each one of you look out not only for his interest but also for the interest of others .Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus who being in the form of God did not consider it robbery to be equal with God but made himself of no reputation, taking the form of bondservant and coming in the likeness of men, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death even the death of the cross.
Jesus knowing that the father had given all things to his hand and that he had come from God and was going to God ,rose from supper and laid aside His garment ,took a towel and girded Himself. After that he poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciples feet, and wipe them with the towel with which he was girded.
We value discipleship, a lifestyle of becoming like Christ. Our role model is Jesus Christ. We believe to be real and true Global Citizens, we ought to follow the example of Christ. We believe in the greatest commission, the call to impact generations (Matthew 28: 19-20 ) . We desire to foster spiritual growth and faithful living among young people.
We believe that all young people of all abilities deserve the opportunity to realize their full life potential. We believe mentorship can help bring out the best out of our young people and that the life of young people can be transformed if they are guided and motivated. We value all our volunteer mentors and we recognize their tremendous contributions to the future of our young people.
5)The Global Community
We recognize we were created to belong, to have community with one another, not to leave in isolation. We believe that Global citizenship empowerment and education will bring people together and that people will recognize the need to love one another and to live in unity and love.
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