Effective Church Leaders

Justin LathropJustin Lathrop – founder of Helpstaff.me (now Vanderbloemen Search), Oaks School of Leadership, and MinistryCoach.tv – recently shared a top ten list of characteristics of effective church leaders that was created by Hillsong Church for its staff members.  That list includes:

  • being a can-do person,
  • delegating but never dumping,
  • having an attractive spirituality,
  • serving with gladness, and
  • empowering others.

So What?

Expectations matter.  When your nominating team/committee seeks out new volunteer leaders, when your search teams/committees select new paid staff leaders, and when your teaching teams/committees craft new curricula for lessons on leadership do they all work with the same assumptions about what Christian leadership is?

  • In a single sentence, how would you define Christian leadership within the context of a local congregation?
  • What items would you place on a list of the top characteristics or attributes of such leaders?

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