Followers are so important that the role of leaders is to serve them. (James Emery White, church leader)

White adds, “No one can be an effective leader until they first learn how to follow.” Some people want to be leaders right away. They might take courses on leadership, but they’re reluctant to spend time following other leaders. Yet, as White suggests, learning to be a good follower is essential in developing leadership skills.

The Apostle Paul: “Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do” (Philippians 3:17).