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Want to know what the Bible says about Church Leadership? Here are 263 Bible verses about Church Leadership from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Hebrews 13:17 NIV
Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.
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Acts 20:28 NIV
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
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Hebrews 13:7 NIV
Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.
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Galatians 6:9 NIV
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
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Matthew 20:26 NIV
Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
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Proverbs 4:23 NIV
Above all else, guard your heart,
    for everything you do flows from it.
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Philippians 2:3 NIV
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
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1 Timothy 3:2 NIV
Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
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Psalm 78:72 NIV
And David shepherded them with integrity of heart;
    with skillful hands he led them.
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1 Timothy 5:17 NIV
The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.
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John 3:30 NIV
He must become greater; I must become less.”
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Acts 14:23 NIV
Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.
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1 Timothy 4:12 NIV
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
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Isaiah 41:10 NIV
So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
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Proverbs 11:14 NIV
For lack of guidance a nation falls,
    but victory is won through many advisers.
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Luke 6:31 NIV
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
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James 3:1 NIV
Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.
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Titus 1:5 NIV
The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.
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Philippians 4:13 NIV
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
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2 Timothy 2:15 NIV
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
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263 Bible Verses about Church Leadership

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