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Principles for potential leaders
                    Costa Deir

The proverbial concepts presented in this Principles for Leaders course will keep the mind awake to receive the truth. Features compacted capsules for personal study. Each short, concise statement is easily understood and, due to its brevity, prevents monotony in the learning process. It impacts with rich variety, sometimes on the emotions, other times on the intellect. But, above all, it moves the will in new directions towards greater Christian progress. It leads the personality by force of its illumination into brighter, healthier paths of life. These concepts of truth modify ways of thinking, choosing and acting, always pointing to the

excellence, always moving towards higher and higher levels of maturity in Christ.




The University of the Holy Spirit is open to applicants at all times. Every Christian should be in training, both in a general way, to discover his calling and hidden potential, and more specifically, to develop his potential to the fullest. A potential leader is a person who has latent talents still dormant and who awaits training in order to develop them to full fruition. Preparing today in a leader's life gives him the ability to demonstrate tomorrow. Potential leaders are the most valuable in the Kingdom of God. They are future prospects with excellent quality and caliber to assume tremendous responsibility in the leadership role. His on-the-go training in the discipline of character, administration, and ministry ensures the health, vitality, and effectiveness of the church in its worldwide mission. Inside, the reader will find a wealth of condensed and edifying material to enrich his life for greater productivity in ministry. The course will cover preparation to qualify for leadership, developing progress in the Basic Training period, as well as insights into the influence and effects of leadership, the maturation process and the price of leadership. May God help us develop all the potential that is in us to its fullest extent to be most effective in the Kingdom of God.







1. Walking in the fear of God is the first

prerequisite for leadership.

 Philippians chapter 2: verse 12;

and 2nd Samuel chapter 23: verse 3 to 4.


2. No leader can have a real vision of the

God's purpose for his life, until he

know what is in the heart of God. For

To be able to do so you must walk in the fear of God.

Samuel. Chapter 25:  verse 14 and chapter 57 verse 2.


3. The relationship of a leader towards God must be the

first divine principle of life, which guarantees the

success of his leadership. Proverbs chapter 3: verse 5 and 6;

Mark chapter 3: verse 14 and 15.


4. The leader who has an awakened sense of

dependence on God, continually makes his

genuine and real relationship with God in your experience

divine. Juan. chapter 15:  verse 5;

 Psalms chapter 71:  verse 6.


5. Blessed is the leader who realizes that

relationship with God must be sealed with a commitment,

whose continuing price will be submission to the Spirit

Holy, so that the principle of the cross may work in your

life. Only to the extent that you are willing to

pay such a price, continually cooperating with the

Holy Spirit, you can expect to strengthen your relationship

with God and change from what is to what should

be. Acts Chapter 1: verse 8; Luke Chapter 9: verse 23, 24.


6. The faster a leader responds to God, the more

soon reveals the strength of his commitment to

relationship to God. The hesitation reveals a struggle of

willpower. John Chapter 3: verse 5;

1st Samuel Chapter 3: verse 19; 19.


7. The closer a leader lives to God, the more

more serious in his relationship, in his walk and in his

service to Him. Psalms chapter 37: verse 23, 24.


8. Just as a river becomes quieter as it flows more

deep, so a leader becomes calmer in his

interior and quieter on the exterior, as it grows in

deepen your relationship with God. Psalms chapter 37: verse 37.


9. When a leader's relationship with God is

right, experience the joy of the Lord within

his soul, making his face radiant, his

sparkling personality and his manners

lovely Still his breath is full of

enthusiasm and exuberance. Psalms chapter 16:

verse 11; Exodus Chapter 34: verse 29.

10. When a leader is out of right relationship

with God, his language and his behavior betray him.

Matthew chapter 12: verse 34, 35.


11. The spiritually hungry leader will experience the reality of God in his daily life

and he has nothing to offer  to his followers, but

empty shells. Luke Chapter 15: verse 11-32;

Chapter 4: verse 4; Colossians chapter 3: verse 16.


12. If a leader does not meet God in a

fresh way and humble before Him

daily, does not truly serve God and his

cause. Proverbs chapter 29: verse 1;

Psalms chapter 51: verse 11, 12, 17.


13. The leader who is easily influenced and affected

by his  environment rather than influencing it, reveals

internal instability due to a lack of

maintain a correct relationship with God.

John Chapter 10: verse 12;

1st Corinthians chapter 10: verse 1-14.


14. When a leader establishes and maintains a

strong relationship with God, instills within him

complete security in every step you take, and

becomes a challenger of the impossible.

Chapter numbers. 14: verse 24.


15. A leader who maintains his correct relationship with

God by daily communion; try practically

that his experience with the Lord is always fresh and

refreshing to others. Psalms chapter 84: verse 4-7.


16. The life of the leader who lives beyond the veil,

meeting God in a fresh way on a

daily basis, is characterized by brokenness,

contrition, emptiness and a sense of insignificance,

However, he enjoys the outpouring of

fullness of God. Isaiah chapter 57: verse 15


17. A leader can have a great story behind him of

successful achievements, but unless he maintain his

walk daily with God in a relationship

progressively closer, he will find himself on the brink of disaster for resting in the

past. Judges chapter 16: verse 20;

John chapter 15: verse 1-11;

Philippians chapter 3: verse 12-14.


18. Just as a poor sheep cannot carry its

own wool, such is a poor leader who cannot

carry his own responsibilities. He

promptly disqualifies from the leadership role, because

Leadership and responsibility are synonymous.

I Thessalonians chapter 4: verse 14;

 II Thessalonians chapter 3: verse 10;

Proverbs chapter 27: verse 23.


19. The leader who is negligent or refuses to take

personal responsibilities or self-discipline

himself is absolutely incapable of disciplining

His Followers. No leader has the right to

place barriers to his people next to which he

himself refuses to remain. There are no leaders

free impulse in the role of true leadership.

Luke chapter 14: verse 25-27, 33.


20. God will never trust a leader with a

greater responsibility to achieve greater things

for his Kingdom if he is not faithful in doing things

small because he considers them unworthy of his

attention. Matthew chapter 25: verse 21;

chapter 25: verse 14-30;

 1st Corinthians chapter 4: verse 2.


21. Every responsibility that a follower carries

carried out faithfully until its fulfillment, it is a sign,

without doubt or hesitation, that he is a potential leader.

1st Corinthians chapter 4: verse 2;

Matthew chapter 21: verse 28 ff.


22. An alert and responsible leader does not need

reminders to carry out his tasks,

because he is always at his best capacity.

Proverbs chapter 12: verse 24; Chapter 27: verse 23;

Mark chapter 14: verse 8.


23. An exemplary leader knows that the most valuable gift

to give is his pious example, so that others

continue. II Thessalonians Chapter 3: verse 7-9;

 I Timothy chapter 4: verse 12.


24. The example of Christ should be the pattern of life

for every leader, whose greatest quest is to be faithful

under the Shepherd. I Peter chapter 5: verse 1-4.


25. A godly leader knows that being an example is a

way of life, not something extra to wear and

Strive to live the best he can for God

daily. Matthew chapter 5: verse 14-16.


26. The leader who does not express the life of Christ in his

daily walk, it doesn't have much to offer, even

when he is the most eloquent.

Ephesians chapter 5: verses 15, 16;

II Corinthians chapter 4: verses 10 to 11.


27. The role of leadership demands an example of

Christlikeness that others can follow.

Consequently, the leader who is a slave to

destructive habits disqualify oneself as

leader. Romans chapter 6:12, 13, 16, 19, 22;

 I Corinthians chapter 9: verse 27.


28. When a leader evaluates eternity in such a way

to invest his life, his time, his talents, his

gifts and his substance in it, begins to live a

life worth following.

II Peter chapter 3: verses 10 to 14.


29. The leader who lives on borrowed talents, money

borrowed and borrowed time, he have no right to

be in the lead and in the long run he must be declared

bankruptcy of his leadership. The sooner the better.

Matthew chapter 25: verses 1 to 13; Romans. Chapter 13: verse 8.


30. The less a leader values time, the more

into a bigger fool. The more he value time,

an older wise man. Time is the most valuable thing

that God offers us in this life to be able

fulfill his will and purpose. Psalms chapter 90: verse 12.


31. Divinely inspired, appropriate planning

and wise in the life of a leader, enables him to

save a lot of time he can, then,

Invest in fulfilling God's will.

Proverbs chapter 24: verses: 3 to 6;

Ephesians chapter 5: verse 16;

Proverbs chapter 24: verses 30 to 34.


32. A leader reveals the depth of his consecration

to God, for the way he handles the money he

God trusts him. Matthew 25:14-30.


33. Some leaders are walking disasters when

money management is reached because they lack

self-discipline. Luke chapter 16: verse 1.


34. A knowledgeable leader knows that God wants him

develop his talents to the fullest

ability, and that points towards the scope of his

full potential diligently and systematically,

accepting the price of discipline to do it

a reality. I Timothy chapter 4: verse 15;

Matthew chapter 25: verses 14 to 30.


35. An excellent leader, with great diligence develops

excellence in his talents, gifts and

abilities that God has given him. A heart

prepared and a prepared mind, coupled with

a prepared will makes excellence in the

leadership. Daniel chapter 5: verse 12 and chapter 6: verse 3.


36. A leader who is unable to manage his wife and

children wisely, is not prepared to handle

people outside their home. I Timothy chapter 3: verses 1 to 5.


37. The greatest testimony of a mature leader comes from

his own family. Psalms chapter 112: verses 1 to 2 and

 chapter 128; Proverbs chapter 14: verse 26.


38. The leader who makes Christ Jesus the center of his

marriage will have taste, spark and exuberance

on an ongoing basis, as Jesus Christ changes

continually the water of his daily life in the wine

of spiritual living, where life is enjoyed more

abundant. Psalms chapter 128: verses 1 to 4;

 Galatians chapter 5: verse 16; Ephesians chapter 5: verse 2 and  25.


39. The leader whose philosophy of marriage is

consider it a great privilege to faithfully

overwhelm his wife with a love that flows from his

joyful standing in Christ will take away work

tiring and coldness of daily tasks and the

will replace with a continuous renewal of the

atmosphere of love and they will prosper together.

Ephesians chapter 5: verses 25 to 26.


40. A leader negligent with the training of his

own children have no future, nor do his children.

Proverbs chapter 22: verse 6.


41. A leader's home must be the most important

for him. Here he should invest his best efforts

to produce in his children the best of

qualities of God, not depending on the school

to do that, because the school takes the quality

that the home produces as a basis on which

build. So society builds on the

foundation that home, church and school

have established. I Timothy chapter 3: verses 4 and 5.


42. The quality and maturity of the leader determines the

success or failure of an operation.

Josue. chapter 5: verse 13 and chapter 6: verse 5.


43. Unless there is sufficient evidence of maturity

in a candidate, he must not be elected or

considered for the leadership role. Of other

way would be detrimental to him and to the entire

operation. I Timothy chapter 3: verse 1, 2 and 6.


44. A mature leader is governed by divine principles

and by the Spirit of the Lord, instead of by the

changing circumstances and the moods of others.

Romans chapter 8: verses 11 to 14;

Galatians chapter 5: verse 16.


45. The leader who welcomes the dealings of the

Holy Spirit to mature his life, too

he will enjoy the guidance of the Holy Spirit who will save him

of losing the perfect will of God.

Psalms chapter 40: verse 3

John chapter 17: verses 7 to 14.


46. The leader who submits to the Lordship of Christ,

guarantees his own maturity. Phil. 2:9-11.


47. The way a leader overcomes obstacles to

along the path of his achievements, reveals the level of

their maturity and experience. 1°Samuel  17:32 ff.


48. Resistance is one of the great signs of

maturity in leadership. This is the most important factor

savior in his life. Acts chapter 5: verses 40 to 4 and

 chapter 14: verses 19 to 20 ff.,

II Corinthians chapter 4: verses 7 to 12.


49. A mature leader accepts responsibility for his

failures instead of denying or justifying them.

2°Samuel chapter 11: verse 2 and chapter 12: verse 14;

 Proverbs chapter 28: verse 13.


50. An immature leader is basically irresponsible and

You cannot hold him accountable.

Proverbs chapter 25: verse 19.

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