By Nathan Millican

When you think of Jesus, he was a great leader, wasn’t He? What are some of the characteristics of Jesus’ leadership?

  • Attracted and equipped people (cities and towns he visited for days, weeks and sometimes even months…invested his life in people)
  • Found and mentored emerging leaders
  • Engaged in ongoing personal development (through His study of God’s Word, personal time alone with the Father)

What is being a Leader? Here are some additional characteristics of a competent leader:

  • They have led people in the past. Individuals with an inclination to lead are invaluable and will not diminish.
  • They resonate with vision. Every leader must want to advance God’s vision for a group of people.
  • They are anxious to create meaningful change. Leaders are willing to shatter the comfort zone and design a new and better way of doing things.
  • They are responsible. They’re dependable people.
  • They have courage. Courage based upon conviction is an incredibly strong attribute to have.
  • They love God. Their primary focus is God’s vision. Their primary commitment is serving God. Their primary goal is obedience to Him.
  • They learn quickly and continually. They are deliberately seeking ways in which to grow and upgrade their current abilities.