Leadership Qualities and Requirements

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Key Bible Passages:- Matthew 17:20-21; John 5:17-30; Acts 26:13-19; 1 Corinthians 11:1-3; Ephesians 4:24; 1 Thessalonians 4:7; Hebrews 12:14; 2 Peter 1:10; 1Timothy 3:2

1 Corinthians 11:1-3

1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

Matthew 17:20-21

Qualities of A Good Leader:

1. Encounter with God/Jesus; Vision/Assignment/Purpose

2. Follow Christ Jesus/Obedient to His Word and instructions

3. Purity/Chastity/Holiness

4. Diligence/Perseverance/Persistence – 2 Peter 1:10

5. Praying continually with Fasting; and Rejoicing always

1. Encounter with God/Jesus; Vision and Assignment –

Examples – Moses; Gideon; Jeremiah; Paul; Peter and Paul

· Moses – Exodus 3:1
· Gideon – Judges 6:11-16
· Jeremiah 1:1-10
· Peter John 21:14-17
· Paul of Tarsus – Acts 26:13-19
· 1 Corinthians 11:1-4

3. Purity/Chastity/Holiness –

· 1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

· Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

4. Diligence/Perseverance/Persistence –

· 2 Peter 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

· Luke 8:1-7

5. Praying continually with fasting and Rejoicing Always–

· Thessalonians 5:16-17

In His Footsteps,

By Dr. Margaret J. Makinde

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