11 Ministry Principles For Christian Leaders – 1 Timothy 4

From my reading in 1 Timothy 4 in the One Year Bible New Testament.

1. Nourish yourself through obeying God’s Word

“If you explain these things to the brothers and sisters, Timothy, you will be a worthy servant of Christ Jesus, one who is nourished by the message of faith and the good teaching you have followed.” 1 Timothy 4:6

2. Don’t waste time arguing over minor issues

“Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives’ tales.” 1 Timothy 4:7a

3. Train yourself to be godly

“Instead, train yourself to be godly.” 1 Timothy 4:7b

4. Work hard even when it’s hard

“This is why we work hard and continue to struggle, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people and particularly of all believers.” 1 Timothy 4:10

5. Pass on what you have been taught

“Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them.” 1 Timothy 4:11

6. Don’t let anyone look down on you because of your age

“Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young.” 1 Timothy 4:12a

7. Be an example in Christian living

“Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12b

8. Focus on reading the Bible to the church, teaching, and encouragement

“Until I get there, focus on reading the Scriptures to the church, encouraging the believers, and teaching them.” 1 Timothy 4:13

9. Don’t neglect your spiritual gift

“Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecy spoken over you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you.” 1 Timothy 4:14

10. Throw yourself in to your tasks

“Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress.” 1 Timothy 4:15

11. Watch your life and teaching closely

“Keep a close watch on how you live and on your teaching. Stay true to what is right for the sake of your own salvation and the salvation of those who hear you.” 1 Timothy 4:16

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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