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Spiritual Leadership Distinctions

Spiritual Leadership Distinctions

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Published by Ifechukwu U. Ibeme
Spiritual leadership derived from Christ and His Apostles has peculiar distinctions. The Church and the world of today is yearning for these in our leaders. Unfortunately the Church is either doing nothing or learning leadership from the world rather than from Christ! Those qualified for Spiritual Leadership are authorized either by:
(i) the certification from elder ordained Ministers (Ordination) to general Spiritual responsibility for ministering or dispensing the mysteries of Christ (Acts 20:26-28; 1Cor 4:1) or
(ii) the consensus of the congregation Members (Election) to local Temporal responsibility for administering or managing the resources of the Church (Acts 6:2-4; 2Co 8:19-24).
Spiritual leadership derived from Christ and His Apostles has peculiar distinctions. The Church and the world of today is yearning for these in our leaders. Unfortunately the Church is either doing nothing or learning leadership from the world rather than from Christ! Those qualified for Spiritual Leadership are authorized either by:
(i) the certification from elder ordained Ministers (Ordination) to general Spiritual responsibility for ministering or dispensing the mysteries of Christ (Acts 20:26-28; 1Cor 4:1) or
(ii) the consensus of the congregation Members (Election) to local Temporal responsibility for administering or managing the resources of the Church (Acts 6:2-4; 2Co 8:19-24).

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SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIPDISTINCTIONS
by Ven Dr I. U. Ibeme
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Comment on The Chapel of Grace Blog: 
CONTENTS
 Leadership is not “lonership”; everyone could easily be a loner but not everyonecould easily be a leader. LEADERSHIP is the ability and process o !a"in# decisions and !obilisin# people to i!ple!ent pro#ra!!es or public #ood and  #ain; L$%ERSHIP is !a"in# decisions and !anoeuvrin# to i!ple!ent plans or  private #ood and #ain. Every co!!unity needs leaders not loners. Leadership is not about !a"in# personal proit and sub&u#atin# others' that is selish #reed and tyranny. Leadership is about inluencin# others to enhance their lives and ulil their drea!s( and turnin# the! into lie enhancers or others.
PREAMBLE: Goals and Patterns for Spiritual Leadership
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SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP DISTINCTIONS
 By Venerable Dr. I. U. Ibeme
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 By Venerable Dr. I. U. Ibeme
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