Good Christian leadership qualities as indicated in 1 Timothy 3: 1 – 15 and Titus 1: 5-9 should be the core of the approach to leadership. We all want to improve our ministry.

To define the role of the priest you need to look to Jesus himself. Recognizes the value in other people, so continually invests in others – Good leaders see a large part of their role as developing other leaders. This article is from his blog, Practical Shepherding, and is used with permission. The Qualities of an Effective Pastor Integrity: Stephen L. Carter of the Yale Law School, in his book, Integrity, defines this characteristic as “discerning what is right and what is wrong; …acting on what you have discerned, even at personal cost; and … saying openly that you are acting on your understanding of … “I don’t want either a workaholic pastor or a lazy pastor.

2. Jakes, or your church is large or small—these are areas we can always improve. Every pastor wants to improve their leadership abilities. When crises happen the church will look to you for support. Ask God to help you discover this, both from them and from others who know them. I'm sure we all have our "non-negotiable" characteristics. Ten Qualities To Look For In A Pastor. Whether you are a church like Willow Creek, Hillsong or a denominational church; whether you prefer the style of Rick Warren or T.D.

One who realizes that his family is a microcosm of his ministry. I feel very blessed to know that the pastors I've had the privilege of sitting under through the years all possessed these qualities.

Bob Bedard, the Founder of the Companions of the Cross. The difference between a good pastor and a great pastor is his ability to be brave in the face of uncertainty. Here are 10 Christian leadership qualities: 1. I've come up with a list of five things (based on Scriptures found in Titus and 1 Timothy 3) that I think Christians may want to look for in a pastor. In his homily Bishop Christian spoke of three qualities of the priest as articulated by Fr. 2 Timothy 1:6–7 (ESV) For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

A priest will do everything Jesus did. One who is called by God. They expect you to be confident and to make the right decisive action at the right time. Courage is a vital leadership quality. The first quality a priest must have is to be a father to the people that he serves. 1. Do they exhibit the qualities of a Christ-like character - the Spirit's fruit of "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control" (Galatians 5:22-23)? Bishop Christian said to Fr. Pastors, look for these in the future pastors in your church and consider your own character in light of these qualities.

Here is a simple list to think about. “No pastor is perfect, but I do want a pastor whose character is above reproach on moral, family, and financial issues.” Good work ethic. In addition, pray for your congregation as your new pastor comes. Unfortunately, our last two pastors have been obviously lazy.” Casts a vision. Brian Croft is Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.