Adult Sunday School Class

Christian Leadership-Biblical Qualifications (Part 1)

Biblical Qualifications (Part 1) SECTION SIX: THE BIBLICAL QUALIFICATION OF LEADERS Question: Traditionally speaking, how are leaders placed in the church? On what qualifications?        In many churches today people are placed into positions of church leadership based on education, personality, or professional achievements. The problem is the Bible does not consider any of these […]

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Christian Leadership-Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership SECTION FIVE: THE ‘BOTTOM LINE’ OF LEADERSHIP: SERVANTHOOD I. The Bottom Line of Leadership: Servanthood Question: What is Servant Leadership? What does it look like in action?     A. Biblical Usage of ‘Servanthood/ministry’ 1. Dulos The New Testament uses several terms to express the concept of servanthood. Every  believer is a slave (dou`lo”) […]

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Christian Leadership-Leadership and Character

Leadership and Character SECTION FOUR: THE CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE LEADERS   QUESTION: What  characteristics make Christian leadership unique? In what distinctive ways does    following Christ mark leadership? These are the two questions we will attempt to answer   in this section.   I. Right Priorities         There is a kind of leadership which is Christian […]

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Christian Leadership-Chosen or Developed

Chosen or Developed?   SECTION THREE: How Are leaders chosen and developed? Personal Ambition or Divine Selection?   ACTION: Read 1 Tim. 3:1 and   Jeremiah 45:5 QUESTION: Is it right for a person to want to be a leader in the church?  Is ambition wrong?   ACTION: Read: 1 Tim. 3:1 Leadership is hard and […]

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Christian Leadership-Definition

  Definition III. Definitions of Church Leadership   ACTION: Read 1 Tim. 3:4-5   QUESTION: What is this telling us about leadership in the church?          Because it is a visible, organized structure, the church must be MANAGED. And  Christ has given people to the church to carry out these managerial functions.   QUESTION: […]

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Christian Leadership-New Testament Textual Support

  New Testament Textual Support II. N.T. Textual Support for Church Leadership  A. Overview: Christian Leadership is addressed in the NT in a number of places. Churches are told     how to relate to their leaders and leaders are told how to relate both to their role as     leader as well as to those they lead. […]

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Christian Leadership-Leadership Overview

  Leadership Overview SECTION TWO: What is Christian Leadership in the Church?   I. Overview Leadership can not be defined in a vacuum. ‘Leadership for what?’ This must be clarified    before any further discussion of it’s meaning or activity can go on. This Sunday School Class is about ‘Christian Leadership’.    A. Objectives: -We will […]

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Christian Leadership-Why study Leadership?

  Why Study Leadership? SECTION ONE: Why study leadership in the church?   Question:  -What do you think of the leadership of our President? -Are there guidelines for public leadership? -What is leadership in the church? -Are there guidelines for spiritual leadership? -What questions do you have about spiritual leadership in the church that you […]

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