6 Criteria for Identifying New Leaders

Recruiting leaders requires prayer, care, and wisdom. The first step is to establish criteria. Here are 6:

  1. Calling: They should have prayerfully evaluated their calling to a leadership role. They have to be willing to pay the price of leadership out of love to God. Salvation is free; discipleship will cost.
  2. Character: Those who are called to leadership are called to a higher standard (James 3:1).
  3. Content: They should be grounded in the Bible and know what it means to be a follower of Christ. They should also know their stuff in the area of their expertise.
  4. Competency
  5. Commitment
  6. Chemistry: Does each team member comprehend and embrace the ministry vision and goals? Does each team member commit to support the leader of the team? Will each commit to developing and sustaining meaningful and supportive relationships with others on the team?

An authentic calling, consistent character, informative content, demonstrated competency, true commitment, and productive chemistry are powerful team dynamics.

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2 thoughts on “6 Criteria for Identifying New Leaders

  1. Great post. I especially love, “salvation is free;discipleship will cost.” I might add a 7th ‘c’ ~ cohorts or followers. Even if not yet holding a leadership role, many lead and one powerful way to know if someone is a leader is look behind them to see if others are following.

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