Leader Qualifications

Passion Can Change a Leader’s Life (217-5)

Passion can change a leader’s life. Read Acts 3. In several passages in the Bible, Peter, one of Jesus disciples, demonstrated that he was a man of passion. Matthew 14 has a story of Peter leaving a boat during a storm to walk on the water to meet with Jesus; Matthew 16 is where we…

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Leaders can have hope after a life-altering failure (217-4)

Individuals can be effective leaders even after a life-altering failure. Read Acts 2:14-40. In John 18 during Jesus’ trial and just prior to His crucifixion, Peter, one of Jesus closest friends and most trusted disciples had a failure in his character. Peter demonstrated disloyalty and cowardice when Jesus seemed to need him the most. The…

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Principles for Choosing New Teammates (217-3)

The suicide of Judas, the member of the team who had betrayed Jesus to the temple guards, left a vacant leadership position among the apostles. The criterion used by the disciples to choose a replacement leader for Judas seems a little sketchy but there are a few transferable principles to consider…

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Do You Have What It Takes To Become a Servant Leader? (215-5)

Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that should determine how you interact with your team. Read John 13:1-17. Jesus knew His time on earth was limited and He longed to spend a little private time with His closest friends, His disciples. On the night before His crucifixion Jesus and His disciples celebrated…

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Effective Leadership Requires Self-Sacrifice (215-4)

Effective leadership often demands significant self-sacrifice. Read John 12:23-33. In my opinion, Jesus was the greatest leader to ever live. His words and actions are still serving as foundational to effective leadership and the principles He used are still changing lives some 2,000 years after Jesus’ physical death. Jesus spent His time on earth primarily…

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