Teaching Notes are Bible studies we taught before GraceLife Ministries began publishing articles online in 1995. Some were presented as sermons, others as group studies.

Our hope is that these older studies will be a blessing to you in your life and ministry. Please use them in any way God leads you.

These teaching notes are from a study about leadership in the Church.

[These notes are from a study taught more than 40 years ago. The notes are in outline form.]

Questions For Church Leadership

I. Has God called you to lead?

James 3:1 – “My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.”

II. Who has He called you to lead?

God’s people

III. Are you leading them?

Self evaluation

Power For Leadership

Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

I. Fellowship through the Word

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Psalm 119:97

II. Fellowship through prayer

The lives of biblical characters and Christ.

James 5:16

III. Fellowship through obedience

Luke 6:46-49

Living For Leadership

I. Purity

Daniel 1:8 – “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.”

2 Timothy 2:19-21

1 Thessalonians 4:3

Questions to ask yourself:

  1. Is it helpful? 1 Thessalonians 5:23
  2. Does it get me in its power? 1 Corinthians 6:12
  3. Will it cause others to stumble? 1 Corinthians 8:12-13
  4. Does it glorify God? 1 Corinthians 10:31

II. Humility

1 Peter 5:5-6

Micah 6:8

III. Faith

Hebrews 11:6

[Thank you for reading these teaching notes from more than 40 years ago. My prayer is they will be a blessing to you and your ministry.]