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Nine Traits of a Christian Leader Part 2                    Gal. 5:22-23

Christian leadership is developing people through work, living and speaking in such a way that those led are drawn toward Jesus Christ.

The second trait of an effective Christian Leader is Joy.

The word for joy in the Greek Language is Chara (5479) and occurs 59 times.

The Christian Leader has joy because of their past _______________

I Peter 1:8                                Luke 10:17, 20            

Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.  -John 16:22

The Christian Leader has joy because of their future _____________

Matthew 25:21

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore!  -Psalm 16:11

The Christian Leader has joy because God is _____________ in their present      And there was great joy in that city.             -Acts 8:8

Acts 20:24                               Romans 14:17-18

Hebrews 12:2                          James 1:2                    Hebrews 13:17

The Christian leader’s job is to honor the past, energize the present, and cast vision for the future.

The Christian Leader makes _________________ his joy and crown

In I Thessalonians 2:19-20

Leaders who have God’s joy will celebrate the accomplishments of the team as a whole and of the individuals on the team.

A merry heart does good, like medicine; but a broken spirit dries the bones.                      -Prov. 17:22

Hear these warnings about the use of humor…

Humor should never be inappropriate or unprofessional; Humor should never be used to pick on awkward people; Humor should take into account different people’s personalities. You must be able to recognize when it’s not a time for humor.

Ecclesiastes 3:4                       Proverbs 25:20


The third essential trait for Christian leaders is peace.  

The word for peace in the Greek is Eirene (1515), which occurs 92 times. It conveys the idea of tranquility, harmony, and safety.

Romans 5:1                

As she grows in Christ, the Christian leader is discovering her identity in Christ, and that makes her a _______________ leader who doesn’t worry about proving herself.

John 16:33                               Philippians 4:6-7

As you read your people, you will want to encourage those who bring peace to the workplace, and deal with those who _________ things up.

Matthew 5:9                           Romans 14:19

Leaders who have God’s peace are not threatened when those they lead __________________ – they are thrilled.

Another thing God’s peace will do is help older leaders ___________ from younger leaders rather than be threatened by them.