The gift of Leadership is the special ability that allows you to be a goal-setter and leader of God’s people. You have the ability to set goals in accordance with God’s purposes for the future and to communicate these goals to others in such a way that they voluntarily and harmoniously work together to accomplish those goals for the glory of God.

Scriptural References: Hebrews 13:17, Acts 7:10

 People with this gift:

  • provide direction for God’s people or ministry.
  • take responsibility and establish goals.
  • cast the vision and present the big picture for others to see.
  • motivate others to perform to the best of their abilities.
  • like to initiate some form of action and direct the efforts of the group.

A person with this gift is usually:

  • Inspiring
  • Motivating
  • Persuasive
  • Influential
  • Responsible
  • Initiating
  • Trustworthy
  • Visionary

Examples of Ministry Opportunities:

Congregation Council/Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, usher captain, food pack coordinator, Inasmuch Day coordinator, committee leader, help organize special events

This gift belongs to the category RESPONSIBILITY. You may find it useful to get information on other gifts in this category: Administration, Shepherding.

Cautions for people with this gift: remembering that servant leadership is the biblical model – the greatest leader being the servant of all; waiting for a “leadership position” to use this gift.