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

Patience Tyne

To me, Hebraic leadership involves making hard decisions for the benefit of others and in the context of history. I especially appreciated the part of the course discussing leaders engaging with others as a collective instead of just as individuals. It is easy to assume leaders will always be outsiders to some extent and that they should be separate from the groups they lead. Because of this, the role of a leader often seems lonely; they are not really part of their own group, and there may not be many other leaders they have much in common with either. But the Hebraic leader needs to be part of community, and in particular, a member of a church. Leaders are not above the need for Christian fellowship; their church membership is important not simply because they are leading others by example, but because they will need to have accountability to others throughout their leadership.