Post 60 Principles of a Godly Leader


When we think about leadership do we think about what God feels is a good leader, or do we use what the world thinks is good leadership?  We need to know what God has to say about leadership.  Man’s idea of leadership and God’s are not the same thing.  If only leadership in the world used what God calls good leadership in the Bible what a different-looking world we would live in.   God doesn’t want someone with skill or stature, nor does He care if you are rich or famous by the world’s standards. He wants someone who loves Him and seeks His heart above all. 


A good leader Believes the impossible can happen. Luke 18:27

A good leader empowers others to do what they can do. Ephesians 4:12

A good leader has integrity

A good leader is a good learner.  Proverbs 16:16

A good leader is a peacemaker.  Proverbs 16:7

A good leader is a Servant: Matthew 20:28, Matthew 23:11

A good leader is a visionary. Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” 

A good leader is courageous: 1 Corinthians  13:16

A good leader is fair and just.  Proverbs 16:8

A good leader is Humble. 1 Peter 5:6

A good leader is Mission Minded.  Matthew 28:19 An effective leader must remain concerned with reaching non-believers. 

A good leader is modest: not arrogant.   Proverbs 16:5

A good leader is opportunistic: 1 Peter 3:15

A good leader is Passionate: Proverbs 16:3

A good leader is Prepared:  2 Timothy 4:2

A good leader is sensible and kind: Proverbs 16:22-23

A good leader is Spirit led: John 15:5

A good leader is Teachable — seek wisdom from others. Proverbs 4:7

A good leader is Trustworthy: Proverbs  13:5

A good leader is willing to do what God wants and the way God wants it done

A good leader learns how to Communicate with others

A good leader learns how to delegate so no one is overwhelmed

A good leader seeks God’s direction: Proverbs 16:1

A good leader surrounds himself or herself with hones, trustworthy counselors, and then listens to them if they give godly advice. Proverbs 16:13, 15:22

A good leader tries to stay focused on what God has given them to do

A good leader uses Self-awareness

A good leader will consider the interest of others even above their own . Philippians 2:4

A good leader will practice patience. Romans 8:25

A good leader will Seek God’s will before your personal desires or ambition. Matthew 6:33

A good leader will show respect

A good leader will submit to authority. Ephesians 5:21

A good leader will walk by faith. Hebrews 11:6


This list is not complete.  Add to it as you find verses in scripture.