First of a two-parter, as we look at what makes for good leaders in Jesus’ church. This part looks at the first half of Acts 20, where we see the characteristics of the leaders around (and including) the Apostle Paul. The next part will look at the second half of the chapter, where Paul talks to the elders from the church he planted at Ephesus.
Here there are three things to note:
1) Good leaders minister to people in times of trial, and suffer themselves.
2) Good leaders long to be taught, so they can teach others.
3) Good leaders worship, but also lead others into worship.