NLIs: Week 6 || DCXA Staff

March 4, 2024   /   DCXA-AU-GU

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Week 6


Leadership Rights

“He must become great; I must become less.” John 3:30

When you sign up to lead, your change.

As your increases, your decrease.

As leaders, we certain rights in order to .

1. We give up our right to .

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interest of others.” Philippians 2:3-4

2. We give up our right to and .

“Do all things without grumbling or questioning.” Philippians 2:14

“Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.” 1 Peter 4:9

“Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose” Philippians 4:2

    • This also includes giving up your right to .
      • Not just pouting and complaining to leadership, but also to your friends.

3. We give up the right to have .

“Do all things without grumbling or questioning.” Philippians 2:14

  • Being fully involved in the life of the community. 
  • Saying to one thing often means say to another.

4. We give up the right to .

    “Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols? So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge. When you sin against them in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.” 1 Corinthians 8:9-12

      • What leaders do in , followers do in .
      • As leaders, our job is now to guard weaker followers who might not understand moderation or the reason behind our choices.

    5. We give up the right to .

    “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 Timothy 4:12

    Ministry works best out of an (filling our own cups).

    Sometimes we have to fight hard for this.

    “Seeking His heart before His hand”.

    This means engaging regularly in the spiritual disciplines.

    • A regular, extended devotional life
    •   (for most of us, this probably looks like tithing to Chi Alpha if that’s where we’re being poured into)

    6. We give up the right to .

    “My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.” James 5:19-20

    “Carefronting” is caring more about someone’s than their .

    7. We give up the right to .

    “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

    • We are called to be the .


    Leaning Into Our Season

    “The Ryan Barber Commandment”

    Ryan Barber went ice skating shirtless. He didn’t dress for the appropriate season. We’ve been in many different seasons as DC Chi Alpha (financially, worship settings, differing needs and events, etc.)

    • We are going to lean into the season we’re in, and the characteristics, logistics, and expectations might change depending on the season.
    • As leaders, we give up the right to


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