Chang Won Kim: The Power of Influence Through Servant-Leadership

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In the summer of 2010, I traveled to Kansas City from Korea with a curiosity about the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I still remember asking one of FCA’s staffers, “What is the difference between FCA and other sports ministry organizations?”

“Influence,” he answered in one word.

I didn’t know what he meant at the time. However, after a week of training at FCA, I understood, much due to experiencing servant leadership. With my hierarchical cultural background, servant leadership made a huge impact on me. FCA’s Dan Britton, Executive Director of Field Ministry, International, especially showed me the power of influence through servant leadership, and he has been one of the greatest influences in my life in the past 10 years.

All of FCA values servant leadership because it’s the model Jesus Christ showed us. To be a good leader means we serve one another. I returned home after a great experience with FCA, and we officially established FCA in Korea in September 2017.

Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence are FCA’s Core Values. I often train colleagues at my hospital on these values. When I share, I usually say, “We’ve already attained excellence when we live a life of integrity in the presence of God, serve our neighbors and value teamwork with others.”

These values are being shared throughout Korea in many ways. One way is Trey Hillman, an American baseball coach who coached teams in both Korea and Japan. Trey coached the Incheon SK Wyverns professional baseball team, who defeated the Doosan Bears in 2018 to win the Korean Baseball Championship.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Chang Won Kim