Authentic Spiritual Leadership

Richard Mayhue | January 24, 2012

The church needs to purge strong, natural leadership (SNL) from her ranks and pursue strong, spiritual leadership (SSL). Exodus 18:21, Acts 6:3, and 1 Tim 3:1–7, 10 each teach the same four core qualities of leadership that are empowered by God’s Spirit, not man’s flesh. These four include sufficiency, submissiveness, spirituality, and steadfastness. The greatest leader ever to lead in human history, the Lord Jesus Christ, perfectly exemplified all four. In spite of their ancient origin, these four basic leadership traits have not changed since the OT days of Israel and NT beginnings of the church because God’s character has not changed and the nature of spiritual leadership remains the same.

Vol. 22, no. 2 (Fall 2011)

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Mayhue, Richard. "Authentic Spiritual Leadership." The Master's Seminary Journal 22, no. 2 (Fall 2011): 213-224.