I'm sharing with you a recent post by Chuck Lawless on Christian leadership. Dr. Lawless provided nine introspective questions to determine if one is truly a Christian leader.

Some highlights include:

  • Does who you are in private match who you are in public?
  • We are often uncomfortable changing the status quo because sometimes the status quo provides our paycheck.
  • Great leaders are always looking beyond the present and to the future.
  • Great leaders are always trying to develop those whom they lead.
  • Positional authority is not always the same thing as real leadership.
  • If you see people as God sees them, you will invest time in them.

The nine questions you can ask yourself to determine whether or not you are a leader are:

  1. If others knew my life intimately, would they want to follow me?
  2. Am I uncomfortable with the status quo?
  3. Do I have a picture of a bright future?
  4. Do I see people as God’s gift or as a means to an end?
  5. Is anyone following me?
  6. Am I investing in anyone personally?
  7. If I leave, will the ministry carry on well?
  8. Am I continuing to learn?
  9. Am I accountable to somebody for my godliness?