The Evangelical Christian Voice in Chiropractic Since 1953
The 2017 CCA Auxiliary Scholarship
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THIRD PLACE ESSAY
There is no greater example of Christian leadership in Scripture than Jesus Himself. In striving to show Christian leadership, I must look to Christ. Personal sanctification and a growing relationship with Jesus are vital. Though this will never be perfected, I cannot bear good fruit without trusting in and leaning on God and His sovereignty above all things. This requires consistent prayer and devotion to the reading of God's Word. Prayer will be key to building a foundation of Christian leadership in my home, my staff, and with my patients. Below I will
not press my patients into a corner, but I will also not shy away from the Truth of the Word. As a Christian leader to my patients, I will remind my heart that I shall not fear man, but fear God. Proverbs 1: 7 says that the fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; therefore, my heart and all that I do will start there, under the fear of the LORD.Robert White is a student at Palmer Chiropractic College - Florida in Port Orange, FL and will graduate in December 2019. He became a member of the CCA in 2017.
“How I can demonstrate Christian leadership in the Chiropractic profession”by: Robert WhitePalmer Florida
illustrate how I believe God calls us to lead, according to the testimony of Jesus Christ found in the Scriptures.Christian Leadership in the HomeBiblical leadership starts with love. Ephesians 5: 25 charges me as a husband to love my wife as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her. This is a sacrificial love. Therefore, I will shower her with the Word and love her as myself since we are now one flesh. Using Paul's illustration of Christ's example of humility in Philippians 2: 1-11, I will strive to put to death my prideful heart and seek to take the form of a servant. Author Wayne A. Mack states that pride is the root and essence of sin because, at its core, it is idolatry of self. In order to properly lead, pride must be purposefully extinguished daily. As I grow in this application in my home, it will flow into how I lead in my office.Christian Leadership in the OfficeIt is easy to think of our business lives as separate from our Christian lives, but this thinking is foolish. In order to lead, selflessness and humility must stay ever true and flow through the veins of every situation. However, tangible expressions of biblical leadership in my future office will include morning prayers with the staff that aims to praise God for His attributes and ask for His guidance and help. Also, I will make a genuine effort to make myself approachable and available to my staff if ever they need my help or have any concerns.Christian Leadership with my PatientsAs a Christian clinician, I will also not forget the importance of showing Christ's love to all of my future patients. By God's will I will be able to administer quality healthcare for their bodies and spiritual healthcare through the spread of the Gospel and the encouragement that is found in Jesus Christ. I will