Paul's Leadership Insights — why character matters

CHARACTER: The Foundation of Effective Ministry

character paul records why character matters

When discussing the proper foundation for ministry, we do not look to fancy suits, speaking ability, or a wealth of higher education. Rather, we look beneath the surface to the condition of the heart. Titus 1:6-9 and 1 Timothy 3:2-7 are similar in purpose and content. In each Biblical passage, the Apostle Paul lists qualifications for church leaders. His words teach us a powerful principle for healthy leadership. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle,...

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