Tit 1:5-9. Why does it seem that many Christians have have bad experiences with leadership and authority in churches? How can it be that leaders, who are supposed to be serving, feeding, and nurturing the flock, end up being instruments of harm? Why are the sheep wounded by the shepherds? Jesus taught his disciples the principle of leadership and servanthood combined. Authority is not given to lord it over people, but to serve, protect, guide and instruct the local church. Even the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve.