Thursday, 15 November 2012

Qualifications Of A Good Christian Worker

 11 Qualifications Of A Christian Worker

1. Be born again and spirit filled Jn1: 12, 3:3-6, Eph5: 18, Acts 2:1-6, 4:8, 29-33.
2. Commitment – 1 Tim 14-16, Prov 16:3, Ps 37.5, Ps37.5 Lk 9:62
3. Diligence – Prov. 13:4, 12:27, 16:4 22:29, 27:23, 10:4, Heb11:6, Prov 11:27, 12:24, Ps77:6
4. Hw must be lover to men – John 13:35, 1Jn4: 7-8, 1cor 13
5. He must restrained his speech – 1Thes 4:11, Isaiah 30:15, Prov6:2,18: 21-22,
6. He must be a good listener – Lk 10: 38-42, Jn 12, Lk6: 46-47, Jan 1:22.
7. He must be discipline his body – 1Cor 9:27, Matt16:24, Prov 25:2
8. He must have the mind to suffer – 1peter 4:14, 13, Matt 16:24:25-26, 12:18-21.
9. He must be faithful in money matter – 1 Tim 6:9-11, John 12:6, Acts 4: 33-37
10. Know the word and loyal to the truth – Prov12:17, Gal 14:16, 24-26.
11. Learn to keep secrets …. Neh 2:12, Lk 2:19,51 Deut29:29, Matt17:8-9, 11:25-27, Mrk4;33-34. 1 Tim1

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Take Paul’s lead as you begin selecting workers to help you accomplish your objectives. Paul wrote, “And the things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, who will be about to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2).
Good Christian workers need to be loyal to Christ, the leader, organization, the job allotted to them, and to other workers.


A second important qulity to look for in selecting workers is the worker's availability. They must show up for training and work. One can hear the disappointment in Paul’s words when he wrote Timothy, “You are aware of the fact that all who are in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes” (2 Timothy 1:15).
Christian worker’s heads, hearts and bodies must be in the work. One must be patient with those who make promises and commitments, but don’t show up and give excuses. Don’t select them for key positions.


Christian workers must be teachable, open to new ideas and different ways of doing things. Paul told Titus, “For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers” (Titus 1:10). We live in a world of constant change, and we must be able to change with it.
Plans change, new technology appears, circumstances change; consequently, when you select workers, pick the ones who will listen and learn. Find those who will quickly accept responsibility when they make mistakes, and make corrections.

Good Character

Don’t pick drunkards, losers and thieves for key positions. Workers must have integrity, honesty, and be solid in character. This is especially important in leadership positions. Paul said that pastor’s must have a good reputation within the community (1 Timothy 3:7).

Proven Skills

Christian workers should have proven skill sets as shown by their experience, credentials, education, and interests. Paul said, “but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?” (1 Timothy 3:5). Again, he said that leaders, “may be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict” (Titus 1:9).
The skill sets in view with Paul is that Christian workers must have management skills, a good intellectual grasp of the Bible, and good communication skills.

People Skills

Workers need good people skills, and are a good fit with the rest of the workers. Trouble makers and fault finders only cause trouble and conflict. They must display the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23). Gossip and meanness will divide the workers, and discourage the work. Paul affirmed this when he wrote, “But if you bite and devour one another, take care lest you be consumed by one another” (Galatians 5:15).

Good Attitude

Christian workers vitally need a good attitude that reflects a positive willingness to work hard and go the extra mile, practice courtesy to all, and be able to take correction well. An “attitude of gratitude” will work wonders with other people, and with God. Look for those who smile, are happy, use people’s names, and are willing to volunteer and follow through. Look for sincerity, gentleness, courage, and humility.

Finding the Right Qualities

The critical question arises in hiring or selecting workers, “How does one know the qualities of a person before they are hired?” There are many ways such as resumes, college or professional credentials, references, interviews, and tests. However, there are two basic approaches that are at the core of the search.

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