3 Skills Great Church Leaders Must Have

Leaders shape our country, community, and church. Leaders within our churches help guide us through the best and the worst times. But what makes a great church leader? There are many skills that make up a great leader. A leader with the proper skills can effectively lead his/her team through almost anything.

Here are 3 Skills Great Church Leaders Must Have:

Be Personal

Speak to people like you are talking to them personally. Speak with intentionality. Don’t be shallow in asking how someone is doing. Really mean it. Good leaders should genuinely care about the people in their church.


You have an objective. You know the goals you’re trying to accomplish. The key is to prepare. Prepare your message. Prepare for different situations that might arise. Instead of striving for perfection, strive for excellence. The difference being that perfection is demoralizing. Preparing for excellence is motivating. Prepare yourself to be the best you can be. And when you fail? That’s alright. You’ve prepared for that and can come back stronger.

Be Available

When is a pastor not a pastor? When he/she is no longer available to their members. We know there is not enough time in the day/week to have a deep connection with every member in your church, but that does not mean you shouldn’t try. Personal connections are where real change and growth happen. It’s through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that we are changed and we grow. It’s no different with your members. Get to know them. Be personal. Be available.


Leaders guide our churches. Leaders who are personal, available, and make proper preparations will be more effective as leaders. Be there for your members. Prepare for every type of occasion. And most importantly, get to know your members.

Have any tips for great church leaders? Let us know in the comments.

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