What does the Bible say about leaders and leadership?
The Bible primarily mentions leadership in the sense of the church and faith. Leaders of the early Christian church embodied courage, honestly, and submission to God, the chief leader of mankind. Scripture provides essential components of leadership we can all learn from and aspire to.
"Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith." (Hebrews 13:7)
Here we have collected important Bible verses related to leadership to guide us as leaders of our family, church, community, and nation. May these scriptures for leaders inspire and edify you in faith and strength.
42 Jesus called them together and said, "You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
1 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ's sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: 2 Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, watching over them-not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.