One of the opportunities I have each year around this time is to meet with the committee that will be selecting our leaders for the next 12 months.
The first thing I always do is remind the committee of the importance of their task. A church body will seldom rise above the spiritual maturity of its leadership.
After that, I lead them in a review of the biblical qualifications for spiritual leadership in the local church. These qualifications include:
In my 3 years at First Baptist, we have been blessed to have leaders who possess these qualities. Having such leaders doesn’t make leading the church easy, but it sure makes the journey together more satisfying.
In our emphasis on having good leaders, we sometimes neglect the importance of a church comprised of good followers.
Just about every Church expert agrees that church life is more complicated today. This makes the leadership task even more difficult & challenging. Please pray for the Nominating Committee as they go about their task. Let’s also pray that we will be good followers of those whom God places in leadership over us.