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I love quote collecting and today I want to share 10 Christian Leadership quotes. Now some people look at quotes as a nice little saying and leaves it at that.
But I am a firm believer that a good quote carries truth and can change the way you think. You won’t remember everything your pastor says in their sermon, but you will remember a pithy quote they said.
The reason is because quotes take a large concept and make them short, catchy, and clear. Quotes are powerful and worth your time to read and even write down.
Well, enough of that! Let’s take a look at these 10 quotes. Remember to stop and really chew on these nuggets. Even if you feel like you are not a leader or you are not leading at this moment. You can still learn and glean from these quotes. They will give you truths to become a dynamic leader for God!
10 Christian Leadership Quotes
A minister may fill his pews, his communion roll, the mouths of the public, but what that minister is on his knees in secret before God Almighty, that he is and no more.
– John Owen
The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not,”What a lovely sermon!” but, “I will do something!”
– Francis de Sales
I think the responsibility of leadership in the church is not to do slick meetings and not to figure out how to get 5,000 people through a facility in a weekend. It is to produce a people like Jesus. Let’s be a people who are actually producing something on the ground that could totally annihilate the enemy in our city. That’s our job! – Graham Cooke
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.
– John C. Maxwell
Never when in authority rebuke anyone in anger, but only when anger has passed away; and so shall the rebuke bring forth good fruit.
– Teresa of Avila
It takes more than a busy church, a friendly church, or even an evangelical church to impact a community for Christ. It must be a church ablaze, led by leaders who are ablaze for God.
– Wesley L. Duewel
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“Don’t just delegate tasks to the next generation. If you delegate tasks, you create followers. Instead, delegate authority to create leaders. – Craig Groeschel
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.– Max Lucado
The Church has tried to marry the New Testament model of leadership with corporate & professional models. The marriage hasn’t worked too well as primary reliance on professional management tools replaces reliance on the presence, initiative & guidance we can only gain through His Spirit. – John Wimber
If you have read all those quotes I am sure you are processing some stuff! Becoming a dynamic leader doesn’t happen overnight. But it does happen when you are intentional about your personal growth. If you want to grow more then check out my recent post on goal setting: Crush Your Goals
Learn from these men and woman of God and have God mold you into the leader He has called you to be. Drop me a comment below and let me know what is one of your favorite quotes! I would love to hear them.