This Leadership Checklist is intended to give an outline of some talents, gifts, and abilities which can assist in preparing someone for a position in Christian leadership. All of the abilities that the Lord may want to use for His service are not included on this list, but it can be used as a guideline for balanced Christian growth, and development. Note which of the following points exist now in your life, and which of them you need some assistance with. Use the list to help evaluate your own gifts and abilities.
- Vision and insight, the ability to see ahead and develop workable objectives and goals
- Confidence in what God can do for you, and what you can do with His help
- Inspiration to be able to see your calling by the Lord; and by faith to grasp its gloriou promises of final salvation for many souls when Jesus comes
- Respect for yourself and others
- Willingness to accept and carry responsibility; and take necessary risks
- Faith to see potential for progress
- Patience with others, and yourself
- Consecration to the Lord, His work, and His truth
- Love for God, His work, and people from all walks of life
- Gentleness in dealing with the needs and problems of others
- Self control: to restrain yourself when under great stress
- To be accountable to take responsibility for decisions you make, and the results that may come; and to deal with them to the best of your ability with God’s help
- Creativeness to plan and put forth thoughts and ideas that will help toward the development and growth of God’s service
- A spirit and passion for excellence in all that is done
- Openness of mind
- Initiative in not just waiting for things to happen; but to work to make things happen
- Willingness to learn new ways of thinking and accomplishing things
- The ability to motivate and encourage others to enter into new fields, actions and levels, for needed change and progress
- The ability to keep things simple, and as uncomplicated as possible
- Un-common sense, and the ability to reason from cause to effect
- To be flexible without being inconsistent; to be firm without becoming dictatorial
- The ability to keep people working together in spite of their problems and diversity
- The ability to utilize your strength, and with God’s help, overcome weaknesses found in yourself and others
- The ability to be assertive without becoming aggressive
- To possess a healthy enthusiasm for all you undertake
- Develop and practice good communication skills
- Have high moral and ethical Christian standards and principles
- The ability to make decisions, negotiate through difficulties, and work toward the solution of problems
This checklist was written by Chris Teske
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