a quick look at basic leadership

Learning About Christian Leadership 

Acts 20:17-37

1.  Who has served as a spiritual role model for you? What about that person has rubbed off on you? 

2.  What characterized Paul’s ministry? 

3.  What does it mean to “keep watch”? 

4.  How & why is their appointment as elders divine, humbling & dangerous?

1 Thessalonians 2:1-13

 1.  What was one of your most memorable failures? (church, work, sports)

 2.  What does ‘ethical’ ministry look like? & the opposite?

 3.  How would Paul’s example of perseverance in the face of persecution encourage them?

 4.  What characteristics of a faithful Christian leader are listed?

  1 Timothy 3:1-15

 1.  When you were young, what did you aspire to be when you grew up?

 2.  Why a list of qualifications only, and not duties?

 3.  What kind of ‘test’ do you suppose the deacons were given?

 4.  Are these qualities important for all Christians?


About dougjohns

Doug Johns retired from ministry in Canada to devote more time to international work. Right now he pastors part time at the International Baptist Church in Bielefeld, Germany. He is a graduate of York Univ. (B.A.) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Doug is married to Yvonne and they have four grown children plus eight grandchildren. Doug has had significant experience as a Presbyterian Minister in Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and New Brunswick. He has served as Associate Pastor at West Congregational in Haverhill, Massachusetts; Doug is committed to international ministry in Romania; and he has taken leadership in Christian Camping as Executive Director of Camp Fireside, NH; Glen Mhor Presbyterian Camp, Ontario; Timberline Ranch, BC. .... avid baseball fan of the Toronto Blue Jays ... Managed American Legion Baseball Team out of Creston BC in North Idaho League. Doug is a serious runner with many international half-marathons completed over the last 6 years.
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One Response to a quick look at basic leadership

  1. Heatherly says:

    Love it. Thank you for the resource. It’s now in my “warm-ups” file.

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