Effective Christian Leadership Is Centered On God 's Calling

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Effective Christian leadership is centered on God’s calling. All the bible leaders were called by God for a specific mission. They all responded in faith not anticipating the challenges and problems ahead. Abraham answered the call in Genesis 12:1-20 and left his father’s land even though he does not know where God is taking him to. Hebrews 11:8, states that: "By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whether he went." Moses in Exodus 3:4 also heeded God’s call to deliver the Israelites from Egypt, not minding his personal challenges and those of the people he is being sent to. Although he did not feel qualified, he was available for…show more content…
The bible reveals that “there are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works overall and through all and in all.” In church leadership, authority comes from the faithful carrying out of one’s call and utilizing gifts given by God. God prepares and trains Christians to do the work that He calls them to do. The Psalmists praised the Lord who trains his hands for war, and his fingers for battle. The hand is an important and powerful tool in the Christian walk. Hands are used to work, in prayer, for warfare and in greeting people. God uses His hand too. He created the world by His hands, (Isaiah 48:13 - Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: I call unto them, they stand up together). Also in many instance, the scripture reveals that God’s hand is mighty (1 Peter 5:6; John 10:29; Ezekiel 1:3). Moses’ hands were used to win a war in Exodus 17:11. God’s training is essential for effective Christian leadership. God provides the leaders with appropriate experiences, environment, skills, talents and knowledge in order to prepare

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