The Call of a Leader

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To be a leader in the church, you need to be sure that you are really called.

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The Call of a Leader : 

The Call of a Leader How to know if you’re called to be a leader in the local church By Rev Bong Baylon Senior Pastor of RLCC

Romans 12:8 : 

Romans 12:8 …if it is leadership, let him govern diligently…

Ephesians 4:16 : 

Ephesians 4:16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Ephesians 4:16 : 

Ephesians 4:16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Slide 5: 

LEADER LEADERSHIP The Person The Act Who is a leader? What does a leader do?

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LEADERSHIP The Act What does a leader do? Are you called to be a leader? Are you called to be a leaderin the local church?

The Concept of “Calling” : 

The Concept of “Calling” Romans 1:1-7 6 And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.

The Concept of “Calling” : 

The Concept of “Calling” Romans 1:1-7 6 And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ. SALVATION CALLING

The Concept of “Calling” : 

The Concept of “Calling” Romans 1:1-7 7 To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints…

The Concept of “Calling” : 

The Concept of “Calling” Romans 1:1-7 7 To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints… SANCTIFICATION CALLING

The Concept of “Calling” : 

The Concept of “Calling” Romans 1:1-7 5 Through him and for his name's sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith.

The Concept of “Calling” : 

The Concept of “Calling” Romans 1:1-7 5 Through him and for his name's sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith. SITUATION IN LIFE CALLING

The Concept of “Calling” : 

The Concept of “Calling” Romans 1:1-7 1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God…

The Concept of “Calling” : 

The Concept of “Calling” Romans 1:1-7 1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God… SERVICE CALLING

Every person is called. : 

Every person is called. But not everyone is called to serve as a leader in the local church.

“Everyone is a leader?” : 

“Everyone is a leader?” Basic Definition of Leader: “Someone who influences” Three categories of a Leader: Informal Leader Non-formal leader Formal leader

“Everyone is a leader!” : 

“Everyone is a leader!” Basic Definition of Leader: “Someone who influences” Three categories of a Leader: Informal Leader Non-formal leader Formal leader “Leader in an organization”

5 Levels of Organizational Leadership : 

5 Levels of Organizational Leadership Level 1 – Able to influence individuals Level 2 – Able to influence a group Level 3 – Able to influence a function Level 4 – Able to influence an organization Level 5 – Able to influence a movement

How to know if you’re called : 

FAITH GRACE AUTHORITY + + How to know if you’re called DESIRE ABILITY INFLUENCE 1 Timothy 3:1-13 1 Timothy 1:12-14 Special Calling General Calling Levels 1-3 Levels 4-5

2 Corinthians 13:10 : 

2 Corinthians 13:10 This is why I write these things when I am absent, that when I come I may not have to be harsh in my use of authority -- the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down.

Distinguishing Factor : 

Distinguishing Factor General Calling Special Calling Humanly-mediated& confirmed authority Divinely-initiated& confirmed authority

Signs of Special Calling : 

Signs of Special Calling Special birth or growing up circumstances Special experiences with God while growing up (visions, dreams, etc.) Special conversion experiences Special manifestations of God’s presence, power and purpose (e.g. miracles) Special communication abilities (word gifts) Special task given by God

Group Discussion : 

Group Discussion What is the most significant insight you’ve learned about the call of a leader? Why is this significant to you? How would assess yourself right now? Are you called to be a leader? In what sense? What will you now do based on your realization regarding your calling?

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