5 This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you— 6 if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. 7 For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, 8 but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. 9 He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. Titus 1:5-9
What Does It Mean to Be a Leader for Christ?
- A Leader Encourages
- A Leader Requires Accountability
- A Leader Rebukes
- A Leader Disciples
I had walked life’s way with an easy tread, Had followed where comforts and pleasures led, Until one day in a quiet place, I met the Master face to face.
With station and rank and wealth for my goal, Much thought for my body but none for my soul, I had entered to win in life’s mad race, When I met the Master face to face.
I had built my castles and built them high, With their domes had pierced the blue of the sky, I had sworn to rule with an iron mace, When I met the Master face to face.
I met Him and knew Him and blushed to see, That His eyes full of sorrow were fixed on me; And I faltered and fell at His feet that day, While my castles melted and vanished away. Melted and vanished, and in their place, Naught else did I see but the Master’s face.
And I cried aloud, “Oh, make me meek, To follow the steps of Thy wounded feet.”
My thought is now for the souls of men, I have lost my life to find it again,
Ever since one day in a quiet place, When first I met the Master face to face.
– Lorrie Cline
Discipleship is helping someone understand who God called them to truly be and when that happens the proper values fall into place
- A Leader Empowers
- A Leader Mirrors Christ
Big Idea: We are called to be like Christ, so we are called to lead like Christ!