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Problems of Christian Leadership

Problems of Christian Leadership by John R.W. Stott

Problems of Christian Leadership

By John Stott


1. The Problem of Discouragement

– We must persevere under the pressure

– 2 Cor. 12:7 — we have weaknesses in our flesh. God could take them away but does not have to take them away. His power is mighty in our weakness.


2. The Problem of Self-discipline

– We must retain spiritual refreshment

– Some of our spiritual problems could be physical problems… we must to take time off and get the needed rest.

– Learn the discipline of rest

– Learn the discipline of devotions — find a reading plan and go through the Bible as well as time to pray.


3. The Problem of Relationships.

– We must learn to treat people with respect.

– Rom 14:7 — No man lives and dies to himself.

– No man is an island.

– Treat people as Christ treats people

– Treat people as unto Christ — Col. 3:17,23

– Listen to others, it shows respect and is productive.


4. The Problem of Youth

– Learn to be a leader while young.

– Be an example in your youth — 1 Timothy 4:16

– Many belittle youth, so act responsible and respectful.

– Grow in spiritual maturity.

– Practice what you preach.

– Treat older men as fathers and older women as mothers; younger women as sisters and younger men as brothers.

Jeffrey Bush

Jeff Bush became the General Director of Vision Baptist Mission in May 2012. Prior to this assignment the Bush family faithfully served the Lord for 8 years in Argentina, South America. During their time in Argentina, God blessed their efforts resulting in five churches, a radio ministry, and a Bible college to train those called to the ministry.

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