Spiritual Gift of Leadership

Leadership (Rom. 12:8; Acts 13:12)

Definition:
 The spiritual gift of Leadership is the supernatural ability to cast vision and motivate people towards a common goal.

Description:
Leadership is more than a title it is a spiritual gift. People who are gifted in this way have a magnetic ability to draw people together around a common cause and impart a confidence to journey together towards that goal.

Example from the Scripture:
Leadership is a theme that runs throughout the entire story of the Bible. Here is a small list of leaders that are found in both the Old and New Testament: Abraham (Genesis 17:5) Joseph (Genesis 39:5) Moses (Exodus 3:10-11) Joshua (Joshua 1:1) David (1 Samuel 16) the 12 apostles (Mark 3:14) Timothy (2 Timothy 4:2) Titus (Titus 1:5).

When this gift is absent:
When the gift of Leadership is absent church politics and bickering are sure to take over. Without a clear leader the loudest or most extroverted person will typically steer the direction of the church whether or not they are spiritually qualified.

When this gift is present:
When a strong gift of Leadership is present in people will rally together to accomplish great things and move forward with a confidence that God is involved in what they are seeking to do.

In the Life of Jesus:
Jesus models what it is to be a true leader in the Kingdom of God. He gathered a group of men around him trained them to be like them and laid down his life for their sake and his cause continues to expand (Acts 5:3032).

Do you have the spiritual gift of Leadership?

* Do people rally around a vision you cast and trust your character?
* Are you able to effectively communicate a vision that God has placed in your heart to bring about godly change?
* Has God called you to bring together a team of people for a common goal

Practical ways to implement and develop the spiritual gift of the Leadership:
* Speak to your pastor about leadership trainings and opportunities.
* Spend time praying that God would strengthen this gifting.
* Check out our Bible Studies on spiritual gifts.
* Check out our videos and interviews.
* Sign up for our email list.

Ministry opportunities:
* Lead a ministry department
* Start a new ministry

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