Church Leadership in Nigeria in the Light of Leadership Qualifications in Timothy 3:1-7

DAIRO Afolorunso Olalekan


Generally, effectiveness of any leader is measured by his ability to gain compromise and dedication to organizational objectives. Leader must possess the capability to influence the workers to work together willingly with confidence and keenness. These could be learnt, improved and developed. Church leadership is even more demanding and this is why Paul the Apostle in the pastorals lists what should constitute the qualifications for church leaders. But unfortunately, most church leaders in Nigeria fall short of these requirements and yet still glory in being led by the spirit of God even at the verge of making gross administrative errors. This is why this paper assessed church leadership in Nigeria, aiming at pointing out the inadequacies when compared with Pauline leadership qualifications in 1Timothy 3:1-7 and recommending appropriately.

Keywords: Church, Leadership, Nigeria, 1Tim 3:1-7.

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