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Reply To: After taking this course, in your own words, please define Hebraic leadership and what it means to you.

Titus Hobbs

To me, Hebraic Leadership can be simply defined but far less simple to carry out and exemplify on a daily basis. The simple definition to me is, to take responsibility for your power to shape the lives around you (and thus history) in a meaningful way, while yet knowing that ultimately that the problems you face will be resolved by God in His timing and grace. I do believe there are 2 core values that are repeatedly demonstrated through the Old Testament on what Hebraic leadership looks like and how we are to carry it out.

There are many examples of these values, but none seem to demonstrate true Hebraic Leadership better than the story of Moses.
First, Leadership is grounded in the present by taking responsibility for what is happening around you and responding with service. Moses demonstrated this (begrudgingly at times) by taking responsibility for the people of Israel and leading them out of slavery and into the wilderness. This was at great personal cost and risk to his life, yet he served them and the Lord by taking responsibility for the role God had given him.

Second. Hebraic Leadership is about the future and is vision-driven. For a Hebraic-Focused Leader, the future is what you are working towards. Whether it is the final return of the Messiah when all is made right, or for the near future of what it is you’re building, there must be a vision of what needs to be accomplished. Again, Moses is the perfect example of this. God gave him the vision of the future of the children of Isreal in the burning bush and again on Mount Sinai and again at the end of his life. His entire life of leadership was focused on bringing Israel to their promised land, and ultimately setting up for the coming of Jesus as the Messiah.