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The Importance of Church Leadership

Updated: Jun 5, 2019

I have two great passions when it comes to the Word of God. The first has always been that I would be able to teach God’s plan of salvation as recorded in the whole of the Bible. The second is that I have been able to teach leadership principles that are also found in the Bible.

The reason for the second is that I have come to realize just how important it is for the local church to recruit and train leaders for the future. If any church does not take the time to look for, encourage and train future leaders, the church will suffer. I will even go as far as to say it may die. When any local congregation dies it decreases the ability of the church universal to introduce people to the saving relationship with God that is only found through Jesus Christ.

It seems to me that it is becoming more and more difficult to find men who are willing to put self aside and devote themselves to using the gifts they have been given by God.

To be a leader in the Lord’s church is no easy task. God had the apostle Paul record the qualifications in I Timothy 3 and Titus 1.

I am convinced there are still men out there to fill these positions. My request to any Christian man who might be reading this is that you pray and consider if God is, perhaps, calling you to serve as a future leader of the church. If he is, then begin training to do so.


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