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The 7 Traits on Pastors.com

7 Traits Paul Looked for in a LeaderAfter a much needed vacation, I’m back in action and looking forward to sharing a few of my experiences and insights from the trip. For today, however, I’d like to share a guest post I wrote for Pastors.com on the 7 Traits of a Great Leader.

Excerpt:

Virtually all of the leaders I know take on many different roles in their churches and organizations… In the process of wearing so many different hats and doing so many different things, we can easily lose focus. I’ve learned an invaluable set of lessons from Paul’s 2nd letter to Timothy.

These are roles and traits that we need to focus on in order to be most effective…

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7 Traits of a Great Leader – Servant

Be sure to pick up your FREE copy of ‘7 Traits of a Great Leader.‘ You’ll find an updated and expanded-upon compilation of all this series on leadership.

 This is the last of the 7 Traits of a Great Leader. Today we’ll explore why every leader must be a suffering servant and how we can accomplish that.

7 Traits of A Great Leader | Servant“…And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.” 2 Tim 2:23-26

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7 Traits of a Great Leader – Vessel

Be sure to pick up your FREE copy of ‘7 Traits of a Great Leader.‘ You’ll find an updated and expanded-upon compilation of all this series on leadership.

 The next trait in the series, 7 Traits of a Great Leader, has to do with being a good vessel:

“Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.” 2 Tim 2:20-22

7 Traits of a Great Leader | VesselExamples of a “dishonorable” vessel:

  • wastebasket
  • toilet
  • trash barrel
  • kitty litter box

Examples of an “honorable” vessel:

  • serving dish
  • flower basket
  • pots and pans
  • sweet tea pitcher

Dishonorable vessels are made of wood and clay; meant to be hidden or even thrown away after little use. Honorable vessels are made of gold and silver; meant to be kept and put on display.

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7 Traits of A Great Leader – Worker

Be sure to pick up your FREE copy of ‘7 Traits of a Great Leader.‘ You’ll find an updated and expanded-upon compilation of all this series on leadership.

 7 Traits of A Great Leader - WorkerThe next step in our 7 Traits of a Great Leader series…

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene.” 2 Tim 2:15-17

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7 Traits of A Great Leader – Farmer

Be sure to pick up your FREE copy of ‘7 Traits of a Great Leader.‘ You’ll find an updated and expanded-upon compilation of all this series on leadership.

 Kenny Silva's Blog | Faith Based Leadership | FarmerNext in our exploration of the 7 Traits of A Great Leader, we’ll be looking at the farmer…

“It is the hard working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops.” 2 Tim 2:6

Today, we’ll keep it short and to the point…

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7 Traits of A Great Leader – Athlete

Be sure to pick up your FREE copy of ‘7 Traits of a Great Leader.‘ You’ll find an updated and expanded-upon compilation of all this series on leadership.

 7 Traits of A Great Leader - Athlete

Next in our series, 7 Traits of A Great Leader, we look at a great leader as an athlete.

“An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.”
2 Tim 2:5

What in the world does being an athlete have to do with being a great leader?

Let’s explore…

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7 Traits of A Great Leader – Soldier

Be sure to pick up your FREE copy of ‘7 Traits of a Great Leader.‘ You’ll find an updated and expanded-upon compilation of all this series on leadership.

 7 Traits of A Great Leader - SoldierFor the second topic in my series on the 7 Traits of A Great Leader, we’ll be looking at the leader’s role as a soldier.

2 Tim 2:3-4 – “Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.”

I’ve read somewhere that a faith which costs nothing and demands nothing is worth nothing. I wholeheartedly agree and would like to open that statement up to include the world outside of our faith.

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7 Traits of a Great Leader – Teacher

Be sure to pick up your FREE copy of ‘7 Traits of a Great Leader.‘ You’ll find an updated and expanded-upon compilation of all this series on leadership.

 
7 Traits of A Great Leader - TeacherThe first topic in our discussion on the 7 Traits of a Great Leader, we’ll take a look at the leader as a teacher:

“…and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2

Have you ever delegated a task to someone on your team and told them to just “figure it out” without really offering any sort of direction? How did that work out for you? Did they knock it out of the park?

Let me start with a story about how failing to teach your people properly can cause you to fall flat on your face as a leader…

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