The spiritual gift of leadership is the special ability to spread the awareness of God’s glory by envisioning that which does not yet exist and then motivating others successfully to work toward the fulfillment of that vision.
When people panic and are looking for direction in the marketplace, they will gravitate toward Christians with the spiritual gift of leadership.
Spiritual Gift Recognition Statements
- “I prefer to focus on the bigger picture while other people work on the details.”
- “I am passionate about getting other people involved and leveraging their unique abilities to accomplish large objectives.”
- “People often tell me I am a gifted leader.”
Ford Taylor is a leader of leaders. Using his spiritual gift of leadership, Ford Taylor built a $300 million sportswear company that had 2,000 employees at the time when he left to begin teaching about transformational leadership full-time. His clients have ranged from leaders of small, private firms to multi-million-dollar corporations.
Ford was blessed with a vision to launch and lead “Transformation Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky,” a city-wide process focused on uniting God’s people in businesses, churches, government, education, media, families, arts, and entertainment through prayer, plans, and actions to spread the gospel of Jesus. Like others with the spiritual gift of leadership, Ford is focused on facilitating transformation. He gets a vision of how things can be, and he then leads others toward accomplishing this transformation through the power of God.
- Romans 12:8
- 1 Timothy 3:1-13; 5:17
- Hebrews 13:17