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View Leadership Quality Self-Assessment

Leadership Quality Self-Assessment

The Scriptures list the qualities required of leaders in the church.  In an effort to assess your suitability for leadership, please rate yourself according to the degree in which you believe that you demonstrate the attitudes, virtues, habits, and vices listed below by circling the number which most accurately describes your consistency. 

<----------CONSISTENCY-------->
none rarely moderately often always


1. Do you have a good reputation in your church as a mature Christian who speaks the truth in love? 
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2. Do you have a good reputation with non-christians in your community (neighbors, friends, co-workers)? 
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3. (If married) Is your marriage solid & Christlike? Are you actively avoiding sexual temptation & infidelity? 
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4. Do you have a bible-based lifestyle? Does it reflect temperance? Are you living what you profess? 
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5. Are you prudent and humble, realizing that all gifts are from God and apart from Christ you can do nothing? 
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6. Are you respected because of your Christian character? 
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7. Are you hospitable (i.e., exhibiting a love for strangers)? 
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8. Are you able to teach (i.e., understand and apply the Word of God)? 
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9. Are you sober?  Do you abstain from getting intoxicated?  Are you victorious over substance abuse?
  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10

10. Are you self-willed, bossy, or always have to be right and have your own way? 
10   9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1

11. Do you lose your temper easily or harbor feelings of resentment? 
10   9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1

12. Are you verbally or physically abusive towards others, particularly those in your family or under your authority? 
10   9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1

13. Are you contentious? Do you purposely take the opposite point of view, stir up arguments, destroy unity? 
10   9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1

14. Are you a gentle person, reflecting forbearance and kindness? 
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10

15. Are you free from the love of money?  Do you tithe (give 10% of your income to your church)? 
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10

16. Are you able to manage your household? Do your spouse and children love and respect you? 
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17. Do you pursue after that which is good and right? Do you desire to associate yourself with truth, honor and integrity? 
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18. Are you just and able to make objective decisions and be openly honest in your relationships with other people? 
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19. Are you pursuing personal and practical holiness? 
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10

20. Are you in the process of continual growth in your Christian life, becoming more and more like Christ? 
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10

21. Are you considered to be “full of the Holy Spirit” by believing peers & the leaders in your church? 
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22. Are you considered to be “full of wisdom” by them?   
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10

23. Are you considered to be “full of faith” by them?   
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10

24. Are you considered to be dependable by them?  Have you executed the tasks given you within the church? 
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10

25. Are you considered to be a willing servant by them? 
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10

26. Do you obey Gods’ Word & your spiritual leaders? 
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10

27. Do you take the initiative to relieve your Pastor of non-ministry tasks?  Do you help out your Pastor at church? 
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10

TOTAL SCORE____________       

Questions were taken (with modifications) from Setting Your Church Free Neil Anderson/Charles Mylander, pp. 85-86

Scriptural References for Survey Questions, The qualities listed above are derived principally from the texts below, which summarize God’s qualifications for church leadership.

Acts 6:1-8 “Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food. 2 And the twelve summoned the congregation of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable for us to neglect the word of God in order to serve tables. 3 “But select from among you brethren seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and (full) of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task. “But we will devote ourselves to prayer, and to the ministry of the word they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit…  the apostles… laid their hands on them [New American Standard Version]

1.  Member of a local church
2.  Good reputation
3.  Full of the Spirit
4.  Full of wisdom
5.  Full of faith
6.  Responsible
7.  Recognized servant to others
8.  Have the approval of your spiritual leadership
9.  Commissioned/directed by leadership

1 Timothy 3:1-14 “Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. 2 Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. 7 He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap. 8 Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. 11 In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. 12 A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.

1.  Persons of dignity/worthy of respect
2.  consistently truthful & sincere
3.  Sober and honest, not greedy
4.  Grounded in & formed by Scriptures in intellect/conscience/character
5.  Proven as faithful, responsible, submissive: tested”
6.  Spouses meriting respect/not gossips, nor intemperate
7.  Exemplary in marriage
8.  Exemplary in parenting
9.  Exemplary in managing one’s household

Titus 1:6-12 “An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. 7 Since an overseer is entrusted with God’s work, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. 8 Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. 9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

1.  Blameless/Holy: not currently/recently accusable for any gross sin or vice.
2.  Monogamous in marriage; faithful to spouse
3.  Has successfully discipled & disciplined his children.
4.  Not Domineering in leadership style
5.  Patient & calm
6.  Sober
7.  Gentle
8.  Honest
9.  Hospitable
10.  Passionate about godly values, ideals. 
11.  Self-controlled & disciplined
12.  Able to teach and defend basic tenets of the Christian faith.


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