A Leader Must Grow in Their Relationship with God

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A Leader Must Grow in Their Relationship with GodIsaiah encountered God in his powerful vision (see Isaiah 6).  Zechariah recognized that it was “not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6, NKJV).

Jesus “having risen a long while before daylight, went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed” (Mark 1:35, NKJV).

The great leaders, such as Luther, Calvin, Spurgeon, Moody, Finney, and Billy Graham, all walked with God. If it was necessary for the great prophets of the Old Testament and the apostles of the New Testament and the great leaders throughout history to walk closely with God and listen to His spirit, then it is imperative for every church leader to have a personal and dynamic relationship with God.

This relationship with God should not be confined within the individual. It is important it be shared with a group who, at times, may help interpret what God is saying. In Acts 15, a group of leaders came together to listen to what Peter had to say about what he heard from God. These people affirmed what he had heard and helped him clarify the new vision.

WHAT KIND OF A LEADER CAN GROW A CHURCH?

  1. A Leader Must Have a Profound Sense of God’s Call
  2. A Leader Must Grow in Their Relationship with God
  3. A Leader Must Be Compassionate
  4. A Leader Must Be Passionate
  5. A Leader Must Be Visionary
  6. A Leader Must Become Entrepreneurial
  7. A Leader Must Be Contextual
  8. A Leader Must Be a Planner
  9. A Leader Must Be a Lifelong Learner
  10. A Leader Must Be a Delegator and Empowerer of Others

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More Quotes About Leadership

  1. A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. —Lao Tzu
  2. Where there is no vision, the people perish. —Proverbs 29:18
  3. I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? —Benjamin Disraeli
  4. You manage things; you lead people. —Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
  5. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. —Max DePree
  6. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. —Warren Bennis
  7. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. — General George Patton
  8. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch
  9. A leader is a dealer in hope. —Napoleon Bonaparte
  10. You don’t need a title to be a leader. –Multiple Attributions
  11. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell
  12. My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. —General Montgomery
  13. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. —Peter Drucker
  14. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. —Margaret Mead
  15. The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. —Sir Winston Churchill
  16. The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. —Warren Bennis
  17. To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. —Andre Malraux
  18. He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. —Aristotle
  19. Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. —Brian Tracy
  20. I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. —Ralph Nader
  21. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. —Peter Drucker
  22. Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. —Publilius Syrus
  23. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  24. The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. —Theodore Roosevelt
  25. Leadership is influence. —John C. Maxwell
  26. You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. —Ken Kesey
  27. When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out. —Napoleon Bonaparte
  28. Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. —Harry S. Truman
  29. People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. —John Maxwell
  30. So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. —Peter Drucker
  31. The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. —Tony Blair
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