8 Bible Verses About Leadership – How To Lead

The Bible references the topic of leadership quite often in both the Old and New Testament. As Christians we should study these verses to help us grow into leaders.

Being a leader as a Christian is an important part of our walk. Understanding the principles of leadership allows us to be an example to others not only in the church but our daily lives as well. The following are some powerful scriptures about the topic and we hope you find an inspirational verse helpful for your Christian walk.

Important Leadership Bible Verses

1 Timothy 4:12

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Mark 10:42-45

42 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.

43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:

44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.

45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

John 13:12-15

12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?

13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.

15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

2 Timothy 2:2

And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

1 Peter 5:3

Not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.

Hebrews 13:17

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

John 10:11

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

Acts 6:3

Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Scriptures To Become a Leader

We hope that you found these Bible verses encouraging and find the strength to incorporate some of the principles into your life. The verses on leadership were taken from the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible, they are a combination of our favorite and ones we recommend in order to assist in the development of leadership.

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