I have a pastor friend who shared his 4 c’s for qualities he looks for in leadership. Those qualities are character, competency, culture and chemistry. I believe all four c’s are valuable qualities in leaders in ministry, business, and any community involvement. Where we are weak, we correct and strengthen. Where we are strong, we support and build.
- Character – As leaders and representatives of Christ and the church, it is important to have spiritual maturity, shared values, Biblical integrity, and personal discipline. I believe leaders should give God and the church their very best.
- Competency – As leaders, it is important for the people on our team to have the ability to do their job well. They need to be skilled in their area of ministry as well as have strong work ethics. I’m also interested in a team where leaders are continuing to develop, to learn, and to adapt with what is cutting edge.
- Culture – I look to build a team of leaders who have a love for God, a love for one another, and will grab hold of a heart for our region. I look for a team who will focus on what is relevant to the people we are reaching in Greater Cincinnati and be able to relate to people in order to serve and meet needs.
- Chemistry – As a pastor, I want my team to be able to enjoy working together and to work together well. I purposely choose team people who are different from one another and are strong in areas where I am weak. I also choose people with a variety of experience, skill sets, personality, and backgrounds. A team member must be able to appreciate differences, cannot be easily offended, must be able to resolve conflict and give effort to communication.
We represent Christ as Christians and leaders; therefore the four qualities of character, competency, a sense of culture, and chemistry are qualities we should value and develop.