Spiritual Gift of Leadership: Meaning & Characteristics. - Deepstash

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In Romans 12:8, the spiritual gift of leadership is highlighted, “The one who leads, with zeal.” A spiritual leader is a Christian who is gifted in leadership. It can be a person who leads and organizes in any capacity of church leadership.


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The Characteristics Of A spiritual Leader

The following are few qualities of a spiritual leader;

  • Inspirational
  • Godly
  • Able to promote peace and unity
  • Christ-like


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Characteristics of a Spiritual Leader #1: Inspirational

Has the ability to inspire and coordinate the actions of others. Through their words and deeds, they motivate others unto good works.

Additionally, the spiritual leader inspires others to be leaders themselves in the future through encouragement and empowerment.


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Characteristics of a Spiritual Leader #2: Godly

A godly leader lives a life that emulates Jesus Christ. More and more his or her lifestyle will continuously pattern to resemble Jesus's.

Furthermore, this will encourage individuals to pursue godly goals that glorify God and benefit others.


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Character #3: Christ-like

Character #3: Christ-like

Leaders are expected to shepherd, direct, joyfully serve, and set an example for people under their care.

The spiritual leader acknowledges that even if they are leading a flock, they are leading the flock of God and they are merely servants of God.

The shepherd analogy is frequently used in the Bible to emphasize the link between a leader and his or her followers. 


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4. Promotes Unity and Love

The early church’s leadership positions were created to promote maturity, unity, and love, as it is written in Ephesians 4:11-13.


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The spiritual gifts of leadership are composed of many characteristics that a spiritual leader should have. These are that they should be inspiring, nourishing, godly, and should promote unity and love.


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