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

Isabella Youssef

To me, Hebraic Leadership means shepherding, accepting responsibility, taking accountability, and promoting pluralism. Our Lord and Savior, Jesus was a shepherd, and as Christians, we are to imitate Him. “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:16) As a shepherd, we act as ambassadors of Christ. We need to be active leaders in our community, through service and pluralistic engagement. By creating relationships with our neighbors we not only abide by my scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18), but we also can make a path for increased understanding and a gateway to spread the love of Jesus. Accepting responsibility goes hand in hand with taking accountability. Since we act as shepherds, we have sheep that we must guide. As ambassadors of Christ, people look up to us for an example of what a Christian ‘should’ be like. In our walk with God, we must take it upon ourselves to spread the Gospel but also own up when we make mistakes.