Musings

Leadership Characteristics

Leaders motivate–they inspire others to be better than themselves, to reach for something bigger than themselves.  Leaders are positive, they help people see potential not obstacles.

Leaders prioritize–they clarify purpose and set boundaries.

Leaders provide perspective–they see the big picture, they understand the consequences of decisions but are not limited by current negative circumstances.

Leaders give permission to others to cause change.  They give people permission to fail in the attempt to improve.

And significant Christian leaders pray.  They have leadership gifts, drive and motivations, but they are dependent on God.  They understand they are are limited, but God is not.  They intercede for others knowing that people are the ministry.

Author: Steve

Steve Kilgore joined the staff of Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA in the fall of 2002 as the Pastor of Discipleship to facilitate the equipping ministries, which include Adult Bible Fellowship and other adult discipleship ministries, and work with the rest of the education ministries. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Ministries with a focus on providing ministries that facility individuals taking intentional Next Steps for growing and participating in the leadership and administrative aspect at Calvary. He has also taught part-time at Lancaster Bible College in the area of Spiritual Formation and New Testament. Prior to coming to Calvary he served in two churches as well as taught part-time at Philadelphia Biblical University. He was born in Dallas, Texas, but spent the first 13 years of his life in Guatemala where his parents were missionaries. It was there at the age of four and a half that Steve placed his faith in Christ as his Savior. Steve received a Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Philadelphia College of Bible and a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steve and his wife, Mary Anne, have their two boys, Andrew and Nathan (both in college), and live in East Lampeter Township. Steve lives and ministers by the personal motto, Know what you believe and why, live it, be able to defend it. His hobbies, other than playing with his family, include tinkering with computers, reading, drinking coffee with his wife, playing and watching basketball. Steve and Mary Anne are looking forward to exploring new hobbies as they transition to life as empty-nesters.

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