Church's Power: The Holy Spirit

Often when we think of the Holy Spirit's power in our lives we think of enablement to do effective ministry (1 Cor. 2:4-5), understand truth (1 Cor. 2:10-16), live victoriously (Gal. 5:16-26), and be witnesses of Jesus Christ (Acts 1:8). Yet, there is so much more to the Spirit's power that can help leaders not only "do" what they were called to do but also "be" a leader who makes a difference.

Church Leaders, Don't Forget to Pull on the Holy Spirit's Power to Remain Internally Motivated

The following aspects of the Spirit's power provide leaders with the ability to persevere and stay impassioned toward Him through whatever their leadership takes them.

  1. The Holy Spirit's power enables you to overflow with hope.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 15:13)
  1. The Spirit's power strengthens your inner being.
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. (Eph. 3:16-17a)
Check out the Steering the Church Toward God's Power Leadership Guide which adds why hope and inner strength and renewal from the Spirit are important for leaders. It also looks at eight other means through which God's power works in and through us.

Practical Outworking of the Spirit's Empowerment in Leadership Tasks & Responsibilities

Click on links below, from the Train Church Leaders Practicum, to learn how the Spirit's power enables us in practical ways in our various leadership tasks and responsibilities.

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