What Being a Church Leader Means for Your Family by Global University

Global University helps you enhance your ministry with courses that define who you want to be as you fulfill God’s mission on the earth. Part of that mission includes our goal to train church leaders to seek out the lost and train the found all over the world. In today’s blog from Global University, we discuss what being a church leader means for your family.

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Biblical Principles for Being a Church Leader

What did Jesus say about being a church leader?

Matthew 20:26, 28 says, “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant … just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Being the head of a family is the same way. You’ll do anything to keep your family safe, secure, healthy, and prosperous. The Bible teaches us to do the same thing. Not with heavy-handedness, but being willing to serve no matter what it takes. Ministerial studies and leadership courses through Global University help you practice these principles throughout your life.

Spiritual Leadership

You’re already a spiritual leader for your biological family. Global University helps to bring out the spiritual leadership you need for your church family. This means following biblical principles. You’ll learn these principles through ministerial studies courses, leadership training, Christian maturity courses, and spiritual values turned into practical acts of service.


As a servant-leader in your family, you imitate Christ. You have a strong spiritual connection to the Heavenly Father, and you maintain this intimate relationship on a daily basis. Much like you have a connection with God, you also have this connection with your physical family. Imagine taking these concepts to a church family as you edify and enhance your ministry.

Leading by Example 

Leading by example means following the example of Jesus as set forth in the Bible. This goes beyond the simple question, “What would Jesus do?” You must understand what Jesus did during His time on the Earth. Global University gives you tools for understanding Jesus’ life and how He ministered to the Apostles, the first members of the Christian church.

What This Means for Your Family

Your biological family means everything to you. You’ll be expanding your leadership role into a Christ-centered ministry. In the same way you treat your family with special care, you’ll do the same thing for the people you minister to as your flock. You will spend more time and energy in a ministry setting. Know that God will give you the strength to persevere in your new role.

The more formal and advanced your education, the more formal your setting will be. For example, you could receive a certificate or diploma from Global University because you feel led to teach Sunday school at your local church. This represents an informal setting. If you earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree, you might be a recognized church leader with office hours, a desk, and set times to minister to your flock.   

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Christian Leadership Courses Via Global University

Does Christian leadership sound like what God is calling you to do in your life? Global University can help formalize this relationship with leadership courses that teach you how to tend to your flock while maintaining strong family relationships at home. Reach out to Global University today, and we’ll be happy to talk to you!