As part of our Fanning the Flame process, all team members (and eventually all of our congregation) will be offered the opportunity to do a spiritual gifts assessment. Leadership is a spiritual gift, and in this month of exploring leaders, I thought everyone would benefit from having the following definition which was provided as part of our material. After reading this, do you think you may have the spiritual gift of leadership?
Literal Meaning: To stand before
Description: The gift of leadership is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the Body of Christ to set goals in accordance with God’s purpose for the future and to communicate those goals to others in such a way that they voluntarily and harmoniously work together to accomplish those goals for the glory of God.
- Provide direction for God’s people or ministry 2.
- Model the values of the ministry
- Take responsibility and establish goals
- Motivate others to perform to the best of their abilities
- Present the big picture for others to see
|q Influential||q Should realize their relational credibility takes time|
|q Diligent||and is critical for leadership effectiveness|
|q Visionary||q Should remember that servant leadership is|
|q Trustworthy||biblical model, the greatest being the servant of all|
|q Persuasive||q Do not need to be in a leadership “position” to use this gift|
|q Goal setter|
References: Acts 15:7-12; Romans 12:8; I Timothy 5:17