What To Look For In A Leader

Released April 6, 2021 by Mavericks & Misfits with Jeff Lyle


Many of us have read more leadership books than we can count. These books can be very valuable to those who are called by God to lead in the Kingdom. Yet not all of these books seem to agree with each other about what the non-negotiables are for spiritual leaders. Jesus called twelve men to become His disciples and He planned to release them into leading the early Church after He ascended back to Heaven. Surprisingly, none of the twelve knew how to lead. Jesus had to train them, model leadership for them, and then empower them to succeed while putting up with their deep flaws as growing leaders. In this episode of Mavericks & Misfits, Jeff challenges us to look for a few non-negotiable qualities in those who lead in the Kingdom. Using the biblical account of an incredible moment of leadership failure by James and John, Jeff points out the clear and present dangers for all of us when we are considering 1) becoming a leader or 2) a leader whom we will follow. If we learn the primary principle offered in this episode, we will have the potential to walk in powerful Kingdom leadership and also recognize the right spiritual leaders who are worthy of us following. Additional resources are available at TransformingTruth.org