The Ten Commandments for Leaders

 Five thou shalt always do and five thou shalt never do) or....   How Not to ‘Lord Over’ God’s People.

I.     Always keep your relationship with Christ current and lead in unity with others of like heart.

II.    Always lay your life down for the Church and show them how to lay down their lives for each other by your everyday life.

III.  Always seek their counsel and opinion on all matters concerning the church and how you are doing as a shepherd.

IV.   Always walk in openness and honesty and never hide anything from them… let them see your weaknesses.

V.     Always give them a chance to share their hearts with each other and do your best to ‘work yourself out of a job’ and not preach them to death.

 VI.   Never try to lead God’s people by force or intimidation but by way of your example.

VII.  Never ask the church to do something you yourself aren’t doing.

VIII. Never say anything to the church other than what is from a motive of love and their up-building.

IX.   Never give them a ‘new word’ until they begin obeying and ‘walking out’ the previous one.

X. Never leave the church with just your opinion but rather what the scriptures say and demonstrate what you mean in your teaching by your conduct in everyday life.




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