Character Is Everything

Series: Leading With Love
Presenter: Kevin Fitzgerald

Part 4 of 6 parts on “Leading with Love,” this unit stresses the importance of patience and kindness.



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Remember It

1. In Christian leadership, what does a congregation require and expect of their leaders that is more important than skill or gifting?
Character
2. In I Corinthians 13:4-7, with what quality does Paul begin and end the passage?
Patience
3. Name some practical acts of kindness that a leader may demonstrate.
Sending cards, encouraging phone calls, hospitality, relieving burdens.

Discuss It

  1. In your opinion, how can patience help you be a better leader?
  2. In your opinion, how can kindness help you be a better leader?
  3. How would you rate yourself for both of these on a scale of 1 (poor) to 10 (great)?

Apply It

  1. To cultivate a kindly disposition, determine to intentionally perform one extra kind act each day for a week for someone in your sphere of influence. Record the various responses in a journal or notebook to review at the end of the week.
  2. To cultivate a patient disposition, for one week take note of the situations you find yourself in that require patience. Was there some that exhausted your patience? How did you handle it? Record your experience in a journal or notebook to review at the end of the week.

Digging Deeper

Signs Of Life: Back to the Basics of Authentic Christianity, by David Jeremiah/ Thomas Nelson Publishers