Leadership Ministry: God's Calling
While much can be said regarding the theology and ramifications of God's call in one's life, here we will just try to answer two questions.
Who does God call to be a leader and how can you know if He is calling you into a leadership ministry?
God looks at the character of those He calls.
--- Be sure to cultivate and guard your heart. You will do what you are supposed to do when you are who you should be.
God can use people with or without the natural ability and proper background.
--- Be careful not to limit God. Take Him at His word when He says, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Cor. 12:9).
God prepares those He calls.
--- Be careful not to short-circuit this preparation time due to impatience. God's ways and timing are best.
God equips those He calls.
--- Be aware of your God-given design. Whether by personality and/or spiritual gifting, God will equip people to lead how and where He calls.
The Leadership Ministry Manual briefly expounds on each of the above points and then provides some Scripture for further study along with some questions to personalize it to yourself and/or your church.
- What kind of leader might God be calling you to be?
- Into what capacity of leadership might God be calling you?