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LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES

The leadership team at Passion Church puts a high value on character, integrity and servanthood, and have adopted the following principles as leadership guidelines:

INTEGRITY - Leaders are trustworthy, morally sound, pure of heart, godly in character, and vigilant to avoid bringing disrepute to the Lord, the church, and their calling (Matt. 25:14-30; I Tim. 3:1-13)

Pastor BobCALLING - Recognition of the Holy Spirit's anointing, gifting, and calling are the primary qualifications for leadership in the church (Acts 6:3)

BIBLICAL - All leadership practices, policies, and decisions are submitted to and shaped by Scripture (II Tim. 3:16)

SPIRIT LED - Leaders seek God for direction, expecting to hear His voice and lead the people in fulfilling His word. The strategy for ministry therefore is to be led and empowered by the Spirit of God (Acts 13:1-3)

SERVANT LEADER - Leadership authority is rooted in calling and service. Titles are downplayed in recognition of servant leadership function. You are what you are, not what you say you are (Matt. 20:25-28)

EQUIPPING - God fulfills His purposes through the whole church; a significant part of the leader's task is to identify, train, impart, deploy, monitor, and govern the body's members (Eph. 4:11-13)

FAITHFUL - Leaders are accountable to others and are faithful to teach and instruct others in the tenants of the faith and church vision (II Tim. 2:2)

LOYAL - Leaders work together in committed teams, willing to listen to each other and defer to each other in order to fulfill God's purposes (Acts 15:1-4) 

HUMBLE - Character that poses humility, meekness, and submissiveness are essential to staying in God's will and favor (I Tim. 1:15,16; Jam. 4:6,7)

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TEACHABLE - Leaders are willing to receive instruction, correction, and encouragement from others (Prov. 9:9; 13:1; Gal. 2:11-14)

MERCIFUL - As recipients of God's mercy, we freely extend it to the broken among us - especially the poor, needy, and imprisoned (II Cor. 5:18-21)

VISIONARY - Vision is the ability to see things that are not, as becoming reality (Heb. 11:1). A vision of Christ and His Kingdom is all consuming; it gives leaders and the people they lead the meaning and purpose for which they all long (Prov. 29:18; Acts 2:17; Heb. 2:2,3) 

REPRODUCE OTHER LEADERS - Leaders are those who can identify, train and multiply other leaders in ministry via mentoring relationships (Acts 11:25,26)