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37 Christian Leadership Quotes

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This is a curated list of great leadership quotes by Christian thought leaders and from biblical passages, and scripture.

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Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.Acts 20:28

Where no counsel is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.Proverbs 11:14

The authority by which the Christian leader leads is not power but love, not force but example, not coercion but reasoned persuasion. Leaders have power, but power is safe only in the hands of those who humble themselves to serve.John Stott

Faith moves mountains, love transforms hearts.John Paul Warren

And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.Holy Bible: New International Version

But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.Matthew 20:26

Remember that mentor leadership is all about serving. Jesus said, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).Tony Dungy

Steadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king, and by steadfast love his throne is upheld.Proverbs 20:28

Leadership is made for service.Jack Hyles

And whoever wants to be first must be your slave- just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.Matthew 20:27-28

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

Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.Philippians 2:4

A spiritual leader will first and foremost, have a calling from God. His work will not be his profession, but his calling.Zac Poonen

But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.”2 Corinthians 15:7

Create your world with God’s Word in your mouth just say it and it will be accomplished!Jaachynma N.E. Agu

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

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.John C. Maxwell

Our example can be our most persuasive influence for Christ. Do others imitate us because we model Him?Anonymous

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.Proverbs 16:9

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.Helen Keller

Be a prince; answer your God-given name…Take those limitations off your life and rule your world.Jaachynma N.E. Agu

Never when in authority rebuke any one in anger, but only when anger has passed away; and so shall the rebuke bring forth good fruit.Teresa of Avila

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.Albert Schweitzer

Let your passion become a passionate pursuit of Me. And as you follow, the sheep will follow.’ (John 21:20-22)Charles R. Swindoll

Nobody is fit to be a leader unless he would rather be a follower instead of a leaderJack Hyles

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.Psalm 37:5

You are to follow no man further than he follows Christ.John Collins

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.Ephesians 4:32

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

Jesus said several times, “Come, follow me.” His was a program of “do what I do,” rather than “do what I say.” His innate brilliance would have permitted him to put on a dazzling display, but that would have left his followers far behind. He walked and worked with those he was to serve. His was not a long-distance leadership. He was not afraid of close friendships; he was not afraid that proximity to him would disappoint his followers. The leaven of true leadership cannot lift others unless we are with and serve those to be led.Spencer W. Kimball

With upright heart he shepherded them and guided them with his skillful hand.Psalm 78:72

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”Genesis 2:18

In giving us children, God places us in a position of both leadership and service. He calls us to give up our lives for someone else’s sake – to abandon our own desires and put our child’s interests first. Yet, according to His perfect design, it is through this selflessness that we can become truly fulfilled.Charles Stanley

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?Luke 14:28

God ultimately raises up leaders for one primary reason: His glory. He shows His power in our weakness. He demonstrates His wisdom in our folly. We are all like a turtle on a fence post. If you walk by a fence post and see a turtle on top of it, then you know someone came by and put it there. In the same way, God gives leadership according to His good pleasure.Matt Chandler

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