What is Spiritual Leadership Really All About?

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What is Spiritual Leadership?What is Spiritual Leadership Really All About?

How do you define spiritual leadership? Here are some strong quotes that can help:

  • Spiritual leadership is knowing where God wants people to be and taking the initiative to get them there by God’s means in reliance on God’s power. – John Piper, Brothers, We Are Not Professionals, 2002, p. 11.
  • According to [the Bible], a leader is first and foremost a servant. His concern is not for himself; his concern is not to give orders, to boss other people around, to have his own way. His concern is to meet the needs of others. – Wayne Mack, Strengthening Your Marriage, 1999, p. 33
  • The fear of the Lord helps us recognize our accountability to God for the stewardship of leadership. It motivates us to seek the Lord’s wisdom and understanding in difficult situations. And it challenges us to give our all to the Lord by serving those we lead with love and humility.Paul Chappell
  • The authority by which the Christian leader leads is not power but love, not force but example, not coercion but reasoned persuasion. Leaders have power, but power is safe only in the hands of those who humble themselves to serve. – John Stott¬†
  • Whenever God has a great task, God raises up a man of equal greatness for that task. – Jerry Falwell
  • The most extraordinary things about the biblical prerequisites for elders is that they are not all that extraordinary. – D.A. Carson¬†
  • It takes more than a busy church, a friendly church, or even an evangelical church to impact a community for Christ. It must be a church ablaze, led by leaders who are ablaze for God. – Wesley L. Duewel
  • A spiritual leader will first and foremost, have a calling from God. His work will not be his profession, but his calling.Zac Poonen
  • Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.Oswald Chambers
  • A good example is like a bell that calls many to church. – Author Unknown

Dale Roach

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