3 Ways You Can Lead

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1. Join us for Wednesday Business Lunch
Whether you’re a part of the downtown Shreveport business community or you work in Benton or Broadmoor, Wednesday Business Lunch is for you! It’s your opportunity to slow down mid-week and feed your inner leader.
Each week, Dr. Jonathan Beck teaches leadership lessons for business and home and a great meal is provided by Mrs. Diana Peak. Lunch is free for first- time guests and $7 each time after.
It’s a great way to get to know some other leaders in the community and with the Leadership Spotlight, learn what others are doing to help make The SBC a great place to work and live.
If you’d like more information or for your company to be considered for a leadership spotlight, email Dr. Jonathan Beck at jbeck@fumcshreveport.org or call 424.7771.

2. Be a Sunday Servant Leader
What does it mean to be a Servant Leader? According to Author, Robert Greenleaf,
“A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong. While traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the ‘top of the pyramid,’ servant leadership is different. The servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible.”
On Sundays at First UMC, this means leading people to grow through Sunday school and worship. There are ample opportunities exist to lend a hand in this endeavor.From greeting people and giving directions, to driving a golf cart or offering conversation in Coffee Corner, we’ve got a spot for you. If you’d like to find a place to serve on Sunday mornings, contact Rev. Lisa Turnbull at lturnbull@fumcshreveport.org.

3. Be an Event Servant Leader
At First UMC we love to be in community with each other and to find common ground through our various ministries. Each month, ministries hold events to help members fellowship or Connect, Grow, Serve, or Lead.
Ministry leaders love to have help from as many as possible so events run smoothly.
One of our greatest examples is our GEMs Ministry directed by Mrs. Billie Tate. Each month, Mrs. Billie gathers kids with special needs and provides great fun and games. A few times a year she also offers a night out for GEMs who are “Young at Heart.”
Helping with these ministries will not only be a blast, but also will offer you a blessing in return.
If you’d like to find your place as a servant leader by helping at a ministry event, contact Stephanie Clark at sclark@fumcshreveport.org.