12 Characteristics of a Godly Leader

12 Characteristics of a Godly Leader

On a recent trip to Minnesota I read a book by Brad Lomenick who is the Executive Director of an organization, Catalyst, which is a ministry that was birthed by Dr. John C. Maxwell. The purpose of the ministry is to train and equip next-gen leaders.

Brad’s book is very insightful and is helping me to understand the value of equipping and training younger men and women for leadership positions.

Catalyst Leader

In his book, Brad shares 12 characteristics of a godly leader that I feel are worth sharing with you. Take a look at the list:

Great and godly leaders:

  1. Don’t look at the clock.
  2. Get it done.
  3. Realize your are part of something bigger than themselves.
  4. Know that giving just the “minimum” amount doesn’t even cross their mind.
  5. Make sure that their hard wok and excellence are done with pure motives.
  6. Believe that “we” is much more important than “me.”
  7. Maintain a high standard of excellence.
  8. Make sure that their vision compels them to greatness.
  9. Have intentions and goals that are clear.
  10.  Are 100% trustworthy.
  11. Are willing and motivated to improve daily.
  12. Constantly pursue the extraordinary, not the ordinary.

When I read this list in Brian’s book, The Catalyst Leader – 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker (Thomas Nelson), I couldn’t help but think of this verse: “And whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him … Whatever you do, work at it with ALL your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the LORD as a reward.”  Colossians 3:17 & 23-24.

We are all leaders at some level in life. Are you a husband? Father? Grandfather? Elder? Deacon? Then take a look at this list and purpose to become a leader that is serving the Lord with his best.

Running the race with joy,

Bill Welte
President/CEO America’s Keswick

Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 137-139; 2 Corinthians 11:16-33

Quote of the day: The number one way to block your creativity. Dabble your paintbrush in another’s palette. Stop comparing your gift to another person’s gift. Katherine Walden

Verse to Memorize: Consider how I love Your precepts; revive me, O Lord, according to Your lovingkindness. The entirety of Your word is truth, and everyone of Your judgments endures forever. Psalm 119:159-160


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