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  • Ushers and Greeters
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  • Children’s ministry helpers
  • Nursery and Toddler leaders
  • Sunday morning media presentation
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How are leaders chosen?

God knows what’s in a man. He is never surprised when someone sins. Jesus lost a guy. David lost a guy. I, as a pastor and leader, have lost men – leaders – to sin during my years of ministry. Often, somebody is missing. In fact, there are usually many leadership opportunities that go unfilled. Enough to sometimes say that there is a a vacuum, a hole, a constant need.  (An epidemic of a lack of leadership is not uncommon in many churches). But keep in mind, a position isn’t created just to accommodate a man. There is a genuine need for leadership that the Lord has made known.

When we choose leaders, one of the places we look to is Exodus 18. Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, gave sound advice about the qualities to look for:

  • able men
  • who fear God
  • men of truth
  • hating covetousness

Jethro also advises that these men be selected to have charge over groups of ten, fifty, a hundred, and a thousand. Different guys are gifted to lead different numbers of men. Moses needed help leading the people of God and Jethro gives timely guidance for selecting the men to help him shoulder the work.

Here at Calvary Chapel, we look for people who are faithful, who have a good home life, and we look for those who are, as Peter said in Acts 1:22, ‘with us.’ We want to make sure that God is in charge of this decision, so we pray with and ask other godly men who they think are the ones who are really with us.
The ones we pick have a relationship with Jesus that is real and life transforming. They have experienced Him. They walk with Him and have followed Him in baptism. Christ affects all of their relationships. We are wise if we do as Jethro instructed Moses: look for able men who fear God, who love truth, and do not have a spirit of covetousness. Those are the people that we are looking for.
In Acts 6, another situation comes to light where there is a void that can only be filled with godly men. According to the text, a complaint arose because certain widows were neglected in the daily food distribution. Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables.” (Acts 6:2)

So they looked for men who were:

  • of good reputation
  • full of the Holy Spirit
  • full of wisdom

We have to Pray! Come in contact with the Holy Spirit. Our first order of business when picking leaders is to pray and then choose those full of the Spirit, who walk with Jesus and have lives that exemplify godly character. The process of choosing leadership involves godly people in partnership and guided by the Holy Spirit.