Character is the Utmost of Importance for Anyone in or Desiring to be in Church Leadership!
Character is not just something we put into our lives, but it is what comes out of our lives in those hurried times. It is beyond a system of values or virtue we learn from our parents, or even at church. Character is who you are to God Himself and those around you. It is the real you! The church and parents must teach it, but they cannot insure its function. That is the responsibility of our choice, a determination we make ourselves, a stand in stress that we continue to uphold.
With the Christian answer it is now possible to understand that there are true moral absolutes. There is no law behind God, because the furthest thing back is God. The moral absolutes rest upon God's character. The creation as He originally made it conformed to His character. The moral commands He has given to men are an expression of His character. Men as created in His image are to live by choice on the basis of what God is. The standards of morality are determined by what conforms to His character, while those things which do not conform are immoral. Francis A Schaeffer. (The Complete Works)
The pastor must preach it, the leadership sculpt it, the church encourage and model it through the precepts of the Word!
Be conformed to the image of God's Son!
In Church leadership we have a choice to act in evil or goodness; to act with our sinful motives or with what God calls us to, which is far better that we can see in the moment. Let us choose being even better. Who we are will determine what we do. The result will be character. Our growth in Him will make us who we are, which will be the character we present to God and others.
Bible studies themes on the characteristics of a godly person, along with the Galatian Fruit.
Character comes from our response to faith is by godly living, and exercising out our faith with trust and obedience, whatever we face! It is not looking at our situation; rather, it is looking to God. God desires and deserves our whole-hearted loyalty, allegiance, trust, obedience, and devotion; so, what is stopping you?
Character is fueled by the power of the Spirit empowering us so we can model the character of Christ! The demands for people of character are more needed then ever before.
These can be used as personal devotionals, leadership training, small group studies, Bible studies, Christian education, or sermon helps.
Allows us to be corrected by God.
Is submitting to what God requires of us.
Is an aspect of worship, expressing to God.
Means to know and do what God expects.
Is defined as conformity to God's Law.
Means to pay attention and close our mouths.
Is the wonder and awe at what Christ has and did for us.
Means knowing who we are in Christ.
Being a learner and to pass it on.
Means knowing who we are in Christ.
The act of being pious and living a good.
To give wise judgment in decisions.
Is being willing to convey our honest thoughts.
Is the recognizing and respecting of others.
Is defined as the loyalty and honor of one's nationality.
Is our social conscientiousness in action.
Exhibits an attitude to learn from ones setbacks.
The pursuit of the maximum utilization of our gifts, abilities, and talents.
The realization of how much we have been forgiven by Christ.
Minimizes arrogance and removes pride.
Sees a situation from the viewpoint of each person involved.
Realizes that God has given us the strength
Is the companionship and closeness we are to have with one another.
Means being straight and doing what is right.
Is being constantly reliable and trustworthy.
Is the attitude of accepting whatever God provides.
Allows us to give to others because God has given abundantly to us.
Means being set apart for God's use.
Enables us to rely on the Lord for all things in our life.
Will lift, support, and help others through difficult circumstances.
Is being willing to adjust our own schedule and agenda.
Will recognize the value of other people.
Truly desires the knowledge of God's Word.
Will allow us to feel the pain and plight of others.
Will enable us to overcome disappointments.
Will help power us though setbacks.
Allows us to operate with our best for His highest.
Considers others and gives attention.
Means being well organized and competent.
Keeps our minds and focus on sound judgment.
Is a heartfelt confidence that everything will come out for the best.
Is the true response that leads to worship.
Means being polite and courteous.
Is the ability to make difficult decisions.
Is a willingness to share what God has given us.
Is developing allegiance and respect.
Is exercising real, godly leadership.
Is being discerning so we do not rush into things.
Is our willingness to venture out and do the right thing.
Is being open to the plans and ideas of others.
Respects the time of others.
Anger can be a solution or a real problem.
Is the application of being good.
Advocates God's Word to others.
Is having admiration for others.
Real, authentic Christian character is formed when you surrender to Christ and allow His piercing work to grow and enrich you, so that the Spirit flows.