Church leaders

Calling someone to a role or position in a church or a movement is nothing to be flippant about. Take a few minutes to think about what qualities you think a Pastor, or leader in the church, should have.

What did you come up with? Did it look anything like this:

  • a degree in theology
  • 10 years experience following Jesus
  • a leader of people
  • a doer, not just a hearer
  • a brilliant preacher
  • faster than a speeding bullet
  • able to leap buildings in a single bound

(oops, sorry, got carried away there!)

In Acts chapter 6 we have such a list. Are you ready… “who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom” (verse 3b). Not a very long list, but out comes a man named Stephen. He probably has one of the shortest ministries, and he becomes the first martyr, but what a man!

My prayer for you and I today is that we would be known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom.

God bless,
Pastor Dony Johnson

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