A VOLUNTEER SPIRIT


  Introduction

       A.  For the church to be efficient, there must be mature leadership.

       B.  Let’s consider a fundamental attitude that is necessary for leadership development.

   I.  A person must have a volunteer spirit.

       A.  Importance of  a good attitude.

       B.  This requires desire.  1 Peter 2:2 (895); 1 Timothy 3:1 (877).  Example:

       C.  A volunteer spirit requires the proper attitude toward others.  Philippians 2:
             2-4 (867)

             1.  Zig Ziglar said________________________________________________________

       D.  Other necessary qualities for leadership in the church using Isaiah, the prophet, as an
             example.  Isaiah 6:1-8 (518)

             1.  Reverence.  Vv1-5

             2.  Humility.  Vv3,5

             3.  Gratitude for God.  Vv7-8

             4.  A cleansed heart.  V7

  II.  Hindrances to a volunteer spirit.

        A.  The fear of failure.  Matthew 25-selected verses (726); Philippians
              1:6 (867)

        B.  The fear of hard work. 

        C.  The fear of criticism.  Examples:

  Conclusion

        A.  2 Timothy 1:6-7,12 (879)