How the Leadership of Christianity is organized

18 March, 2021
what does christian leadership look like

When speaking about the leadership of Christianity, it is important to remember that it is very different from the form of secular one. Christian leadership is not rooted in worldly notions of success, such as the love of money or power. Christian leadership is all about serving others through the presence of Christ in life. It is important for leaders to have emotional intelligence, be sincere and develop leadership skills.

Leadership in Christian Perspective

  1. A theologian is a person who studies the nuances of the Scripture. Such a leader is well versed in the least understood doctrines of the Bible. It is Little things that matter the most to such a pastor. A person of this temperament is inclined to deep thoughts and commonly reserved, has strong self-discipline.

  2. A teacher is disciplined, coherent, finds comfort in structure. He usually expresses a compassionate appreciation, encourages, exposes and corrects false doctrines, strengthens other ministers, and helps develop ministries. A teacher is reliable, trustworthy, and honest.

  3. A motivator brings energy and a sense of fun to everyone around him. He knows exactly how to express emotions and socially interact with a large number of people or an individual person. A motivator helps other more organized leaders to realize their vision and motivate them to work.

  4. A doer can accomplish tasks and achieve goals even in the event of adversity, difficulty, or failure. A task-oriented doer pays special attention to details, has a strong sense of responsibility, diligence and dedication.

The Christian leadership structure provides a rich source of experience. Being a leader means facing struggles or difficulties. The Word of God says, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you to be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13)

What Christian Leadership looks like

Here are some important points that clearly describe the essence of leadership:

  • Leaders are servants first

  • Justice is a moral imperative for a leader

  • Leaders see the potential in their followers

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”(Philippians 2:3)

  • Great leaders have tact and emotional intelligence

  • Good leaders seek and listen to advice

When leaders are ready to listen to advice, they will have a no limits mindset.

  • Leaders inspire others and are open to hear the recommendation of their followers.

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” (Philippians 2: 3-4)

  • Leaders do not look down on people or think of themselves highly. They put people's interests above their own.

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