My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, You sit here in a good place, while you say to the poor man, You stand over there, or, Sit down at my feet, have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor man. James 2:1-6 ESV
In essence, if I am asking them to serve me, then that is the opposite of good leadership!
Matthew 6:21No matter rich or poor, clean or messy, conservative or wild All of us have the potential to possess a heart for God. And that heart can and will add value to God's church.
So I have to ask myself, and you should as well, is my heart centered on Jesus. That is the only way I can say, as Paul does in 1 Corthians 11:1, follow me as I follow Jesus! That's true leadership.....