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A Gift For Everyone

What is the Gift of Leadership?

Literal meaning  Literal meaning 
To stand before; to bring somewhere.

Description  Description 
The gift of leadership is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to set goals in accordance with God’s purposes for the future and to communicate these goals to others in such a way that they voluntarily and harmoniously work together to accomplish those goals for the glory of God.

Bible references  Bible references 
Theory Practice
Deuteronomy 1:13 Numbers 33:1
Luke 22:25,26 Acts 7:9,10
1 Timothy 3:4,5 Hebrews 13:7,17

Distinctives  Distinctives 
People with this gift:
  • provide direction for God’s people or ministry;

  • take responsibility and establish goals;

  • cast the vision and present the big picture for others to see;

  • motivate others to perform to the best of their abilities;

  • like to initiate some form of action and direct the efforts of the group.

Personal traits and behaviors  Personal traits and behaviors 
A person with this gift is usually:
Inspiring Motivating
Responsible Initiating
Persuasive Influential
Trustworthy Visionary

Cautions  Cautions 
People with this gift:
  • need to allow time to establish their credibility and faithfulness among those they lead;

  • should remember that servant leadership is the biblical model, the greatest being the servant of all;

  • do not need to be in a leadership Ā«positionĀ» to use this gift.

Mobilizing for ministry  Mobilizing for ministry 
People with this gift are needed in the church for:
Church elder Chairman of boards/committees
Team leader Head deacon/deaconess
Lay pastor Youth ministry leader

Related gifts  Related gifts 
This gift belongs to the category RESPONSIBILITY. You may find useful to get information on other gifts which belong to this same category. These gifts are:
Administration Apostleship Shepherding