This article relates the spiritual gift of leadership (Rom. 12:8) to numerical church growth. Scripture presents spiritually gifted leaders as those who received authority from God and had knowledge of his will for his people. Biblical leaders delegated effectively and encouraged those who were given tasks to accomplish. The overall scope of biblical teaching on leadership indicates that pastors/elders should have the gift of leadership. Allowing those who qualify and have the gift of leadership to emerge is crucial for the health of a church.
Estes, S. L. (2022). Leadership: Essential for a Church to Grow Numerically and Spiritually. Great Commission Research Journal, 14(1), 87-94. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol14/iss1/6