Has visionizing capacity:
Generates visions, initiates plans, builds significant projects from the ground floor up.
Demonstrates the ability to be a self‐starter who works with diligence and excellence.
Empowers others to lead:
Passes on the baton of ministry so that others can continue the race.
Reaches the unchurched:
Consistently reaches out and influences people toward a relationship with Christ and the church.
Has spousal cooperation:
If married, has a spouse that is committed to collaborating in marriage and in ministry.
Effectively builds relationships:
Evidences the ability to meet new people and engage them in relationships.
Committed to church growth:
Embraces growing the church, numerically and spiritually, and implements church growth principles effectively.
Responsive to the community:
Understands local communities and implements culturally responsive ministries.
Utilizes the giftedness of others:
Assesses, develops, and releases others to serve in their area of giftedness.
Flexible and adaptable:
Negotiates change successfully while staying centered on the overall vision.
Builds cohesive groups:
Orchestrates widely differing people to function as a unified body.
Stays the course in the face of major setbacks, disappointments, and opposition.
Evidences a strong, vital relationship with God and willingly takes significant faith risks.
These 13 characteristics were developed by Charles Ridley.