The Forgotten Art of Following
By Sarah Sumner
June 24, 2013
Sarah Sumner is the president of Right On Mission, which you can find at rightonmission.org and the author of Angry Like Jesus: Using His Example To Spark Your Moral Courage (Fortress Press, 2015).
Where in the Bible does it say God commands us, as Christians, to be leaders? When Jesus called His disciples, He didn’t tell them, “Lead others.” He told them, “Follow Me.”
And yet that’s not what church conferences tend to be about. Nor is it the stuff of bestselling books. Nor will you find a degree on “following” offered at seminary.
No doubt, leadership is biblical and of paramount importance. Yet in all the hype we create over leading, we often leave something missing in the minds of many followers who sincerely want to glorify God.