The Hebraic leader is rooted in the narrative of the Holy Scriptures and a worldview centered around the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This worldview has a distinct view on personality, history, plurality and responsibility. It looks to models like Abraham who heard the call of the Lord and crossed over in response. This leadership is not based solely on my interest or the interests of the people I’m dealing with, but what is the right thing to do for the kingdom of God? It’s about a path, a way of life, leading to the Kingdom manifested on the earth as Jesus, the Messiah returns to Jerusalem.. Like Abraham, the Hebraic leader is a friend of God and a friend of man.
This leadership operates like the children of Israel were commanded in exile (Jeremiah 29) who recognize they are strangers in the earth but seek the shalom of the city/dwelling places/communities they are a part of. At times, the Hebraic leader draws into the wilderness-like spaces and times to commune with and be formed by the Lord in order to then speak the word of God and act accordingly. He or she is incarnational, and can engage both in word and deed, recognizing the power of prayer and persuasion, and times when power is needed. The Hebraic leader takes responsibility, taking one’s power seriously. This leader recognizes that he or she has power and influence, with or without a title, and seeks to wield this for the Kingdom, for good, for engagement within their spheres of influence.