Spunk is the willingness to take a risk and go beyond ourselves, our experience and knowledge and into what is best for the body of Christ!
Perseverance is to continue in our state of grace so we live it out in our lives and walk with Christ to the end for our eternal reward!
Maturity is to know that our need is to be in Christ, and not to be to ourselves!
Learning is to learn and grow from the experience the Lord gives us so we are an example for His work!
Energizer is the importance of influence, and being attractive with Christ who gets excited and is joyful for Him!
Love their Call is Passion, it means there is nothing better you would rather do than...
Knowledge is being assured that what Christ did is relevant and impacting, and is a reality that must be accepted and committed to.
A vision will have your primary call from Scripture, to hear and obey His Word!
Leadership expectations of pastors and elders are often unrealistic and not centered on what leadership is really about. Too often people confuse a strong-willed personality as an effective leader, leadership is not being strong-willed, rather having a strong sense of purpose that is centered upon God.
The church of our Lord needs leaders, not petty instigators. There are too many churches that substitute a petty person for a godly person and see no distinction, because the people who put them in power do not know the difference.
These are the 12 characteristics that form a church that pleases our Lord. Each of these distinctions are extremely important; however I feel I placed them in a hierarchal arrangement. That is the first one is more important than the second. And the first one begets the second that begets the third and so forth. So each one when practiced is...