1. What is Christian Leadership?

A CHRISTIAN LEADER SERVES GOD AND HIS PEOPLE

• We lead by serving
• Serving God and then God’s people

BY MODELING GODLY CHARACTER AND CONDUCT

• We lead by example
• A Christ-like character and Christ-like conduct

BY COMMUNICATING GOD’S WORD

• Father, husband, elder, deacon – we lead by studying God’s Word
• We’re shaped by it and shape others with it

BY EXCELLING IN VOCATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

• Whatever our calling we aim to excel in it

BY DISCIPLING GOD’S PEOPLE FOR WORSHIP AND SERVICE

• We equip others so they become God’s worshippers and servants

AND BY PREPARING THEM FOR ETERNAL LIFE

• Ultimate aim is more people in heaven

ALL IN DEPENDENCE UPON GOD

• We’re saved by grace and serve by grace.

SUMMARY: A Christian leader serves God and his people by modeling godly character and conduct, by communicating God’s Word, by excelling in vocational responsibilities, by discipling God’s people for worship and service, and by preparing them for eternal life, all in dependence upon God.

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