Character Is Personal, But Not Private

Ministry leaders – both young and old – need to keep guard on their character.

We must build the kind of parameters to give us high standards and help us live above reproach.

Pastors, student ministry pastors and worship leaders have extraordinary influence – which gives even more reason to take integrity and character seriously.

All sins may be sins in God’s eyes, but some sins carry more consequence right here and now.

When the inner man doesn’t keep pace with the outer man, we wind up with a problem. Our character must be formed and strengthened each day.

Andy Stanley, in his book, The Next Generation Leader, writes about the concept of knowing who you want to be. This can’t be done once you bump up against temptations and issues. It must be settled ahead of time.

Here are nine attributes Stanley articulated as his personal definition of success:

  1. Available
  2. Accountable
  3. Dependable
  4. Generous
  5. Honest
  6. Loyal
  7. Pure
  8. Sensitive
  9. Transparent

These words can help us grow into leaders with character.

In the last few days, new major stories of leaders have come out, whether true or not, it creates a mess in the life of prominent church leaders, to say the least. I’m praying for these folks. I’m praying for myself. I’m praying for Christian leaders and the church in general.

Character may be personal, but it’s not private.


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