For summer Chi Alpha we are going to discuss leadership.  We will be reading a book together called "Lead So Others Can Follow".  It's specifically for people who will lead in ministry.
You may be thinking that, but I will not ever lead a ministry?
  1. you don't have to have a title (pastor, leader, etc) to serve as a leader
  2. you may end up with a title
  3. our goal in Chi Alpha is that everyone leaves with the desire and ability to lead to Christ
  4. there is overlap in principles in leading a ministry setting (church) and leading in the workplace

12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.  1 Tim 4:12
11 But the greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.  Mt 23

When the disciples argued about who would be the greatest, He told them that the leader among them would be the servant, and the greatest among them would be the slave.  
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;  1 Peter 2:9

Back in Old Testament times, there were designated people that served as a priests that went to God on the people's behalf, but in the New Testament we are all called to be God's royal priesthood.  Sometimes today people only look to pastors to lead spiritually, but actually the purpose of the pastor is to equip everyone to to lead spiritually.  

It's not just pastors that God wants to lead people spiritually, but every Christian.

God has plans for all of us to make a difference for Him!