Church Leadership Skills

What Skills are Essential for Church Leaders to Lead Effectively?

To be effective in ministry, breaking through with the love of Christ, then you, as a church leader, need to skillfully move in the right direction with the right source of confidence, having the right objectives and the right means of getting there. You will need to break through the obstacles in your skill set that keep you from leading effectively.
You must acquire leadership skills but they must . . .
line up with God's character and ways
... not what you, or the world, think is the right way to do things
be empowered by the Holy Spirit
... not self-determination, pushing through no matter what to accomplish what you think should be done
produce eternal results using godly processes
... not letting the end justify the means
Two skills leaders must develop that will enable the accomplishment of the above objectives and improve the implementation of other leadership skills:    (Click below on the words 'communication' and 'listening' for more on these essential leadership skills.)
  1. Communication
  • First with God (prayer), demonstrating trust & reliance on Him
  • Then with people, demonstrating a desire for unity & participation
  1. Listening
  • First to God, leading to wisdom & understanding
  • Then to people, leading to greater awareness & accountability
We must look at the following leadership skills using the above litmus test as a guide for their use. -- Click on the skills listed below for training in that area:
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