17 Bible Verses for Church Leaders

Bible Verses Church Leaders

Being a member of church leadership can be a challenging position. There is a level of responsibility that comes with these roles that can at times feel overwhelming. It takes a lot of discipline, passion, and drive to be a successful leader – as well as a little inspiration and motivation.

Where better to look for this inspiration and motivation than the Bible itself. We’ve rounded up some Bible verses we hope will provide you with the words of encouragement you need for the day ahead.


What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

– Romans 8:31 [NIV]

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

– Proverbs 3:5-6 [NKJV]

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

– Psalm 32:8 [NIV]

but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

– Isaiah 40:31 [ESV]

He must become greater; I must become less.”

– John 3:30 [NIV]

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

– Jeremiah 33:3 [KJV]

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

– Matthew 11:28-30 [NKJV]

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

– 1 Corinthians 15:58 [ESV]

Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”

– Luke 18:27 [NIV]

We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.

– Romans 8:28 [CSB]

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

– Galatians 6:9 [ESV]

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

– Philippians 1:6 [NLT]

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

– Philippians 4:13 [NIV]

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

– James 4:10 [ESV]

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

– James 1:5 [KJV]

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

– Proverbs 4:23 [NIV]

Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

– 1 Timothy 4:12 [NKJV]

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