Spiritual Gifts and Qualifications

Helpful for the Job
Trustees benefit from having one or more of these spiritual gifts: servanthood, helping, discernment, leadership, administration, and giving. The chairperson should show evidence of prior effective ministry leadership, especially in the area of stewardship of assets, and this leader should exhibit evidence of active and growing discipleship.
Useful knowledge and skills for this position are knowledge of property and asset management, ability to listen to and communicate with people of all ages and the ability to work with other ministry leaders. The chair should show prior ability to preside over meetings, the ability to delegate responsibility and to follow up to complete tasks.
Trustees should show genuine interest in responding to the hopes and concerns of people in the community and show willingness to partner with community interests.
The congregation’s committee on nominations and leadership development may establish specific standards for this position.