Leading

"Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood."  
                                                                                                                       Acts 20:28         

Formation for Spiritual Leadership

Believe it or not, through our reception of the sacrament of baptism, we each share in the three-fold ministry of Christ as Priest, Prophet, and King.  That means we share in the ministry of Christ to give worship to God, to help teach about God, and to help lead the People of God, the Body of Christ.   The Knights of Columbus offers a unique way to live out our sharing in the ministry of Christ, particularly the ministry of leadership.  

The Knights realize that there is a practical value leadership: to get things done, you need someone taking the lead.  The Knights have numerous programs and service projects that need someone to be the point person. What is most unique to the Knights, however, is that this leadership is always seen through the lens of Christ's own leadership as the Good Shepherd.  Our leadership is never one of lording over others, it is always one of service and stewardship.  Each of us has been given gifts as members of the Body of Christ, and we are called to humbly put those gifts to service of others, to the Body.  Knights offer us a way for us men to help discover our gifts, and to answer our call to be good shepherds in our parish, community, and our families.
Bible Quotes on Leading
Helping to Lead in the Parish
After our families, the parish is the principle place where we live out our faith as Catholics.  The spirituality of the Knights is centered on building up the Body of Christ in our families and the parish. As working men, we have a variety of gifts that we use in the working world that also have imense value in the parish.  Our parish priests need those gifts we carry to make our parishes real signs of Christ's presence.  We can discover the satisfaction of our contribution to our parish!
Leading as a Council Officer
Leading a Service Project
Helping to Lead at Home
For the Knights, our families hold a priceless value as what is called the Domestic Church.  Family holds the potential to be the place where we can first encounter God's love.  But today, our families are constantly under attack by the influence of selfishness, and materialism.  The Knights offer great tools and material to help us as husband and fathers help our families grow and find encouragement to be real places of faith, of love and hope. 
Leading in the Domestic Church - Your Family
Leading as a Father
The founder of the Knights of Columbus was a simple, 30 year-old, parish priest.
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