leadership qualifications

"The biblical qualifications for leadership are realy quite simple. A leader must have a godly character and an aptitude to teach. Full stop. Leaders influence the people of God as they teach God's word and as they model obedience to God's word in their lives.

Leadership is always about encouraging people to do what I do and not simply hear and do what I say. This is why godly character is essential: it demonstrates where the real authority lies. The task of a leader is to teach the word of God. That word is to be applied in the first instance to my own life, and I am to live under it and be shaped by it. That way, people will see that it is Christ, not me, who rules his church!"
Steve Timmis, Gospel Centred Leadership