Pathway to Servant Leadership at St. Paul

Thank you for your interest in serving in leadership at St. Paul.

There are THREE WAYS to serve in leadership at St. Paul: 

  • 1) Servant Leader Mentee
  • 2) Servant Leader (Ministry Chair or Co-Chair)
  • 3) Servant Leader Coach

A Servant Leader Mentee is the starting point for leadership.  A Mentee is someone who is interested in becoming a Servant Leader after receiving additional training. A Servant Leader is someone who serves as a Ministry Chair or Co-Chair.  A Servant Leader Coach is someone who has prior leadership experience and is willing to coach a Servant Leader. All Servant Leader candidates are subject to the discretion of the Senior Pastor.

If you sense God is calling you to serve in leadership at St. Paul follow these steps, in this order:


Review the Servant Leader Descriptions.  This document describes the duties, expectations, and responsibilities of Servant Leaders (aka: Ministry Chairs and Co-Chairs).



Review the Ministry Descriptions.  This is a list of St. Paul’s current ministries.



Complete the online Spiritual Gifts Survey & L-E-A-D Personality Survey.  This step is not required for Servant Leaders Coach/Mentor. 

This link is for St. Paul members.  You will need to register to create an account (if not already done) in order to take the surveys.  If you have previously taken the Spiritual Gifts Survey through this website, it is not necessary to take it again.

Survey Results are sent directly to St. Paul and emailed to you. Your scores are also saved for future reference. As you complete one survey, you can then take the next one. Allow about 15 minutes for each.


Complete the online Interest Form.  Interest Forms are due March 1, 2023. 

This form can be used to express your interest in serving in leadership for up to two ministries and/or two leadership roles.  If you need assistance in completing this form, contact Leadership Development Team Rhonda Valdry or Colette Mathews at  For technical difficulties, contact the Karie Robinson IT/Communications Support at

Links and Resources

“When you come, bring ….. my scrolls, especially the parchments.”  2 Timothy 4:13

Leadership includes acquiring new leadership knowledge and skills. Leaders need to continually assess and keep current with the leadership knowledge and skills required for effective ministry. This involves reinforcing and refining present and valid leadership knowledge and skills. Effective ministry leaders will discard anything that is unbiblical or culturally irrelevant for ministry in the 21st century.

Christian Leadership Books

Below is a list of books for your reading consideration:

The Emotionally Healthy Leader, by Peter Scazzero  

The Painful Side Of Leadership, by Jeff Irog

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership, by Ruth Bailey Barton

Experiencing Leadership | Shift Letting Go of Leadership Heresies, by Don Cousins

Building Leaders, by Aubrey Malphus and Will Manchini

Next Generation Leadership by Andy Stanley

A Leaders Legacy by Kouzes & Posner

Aqua Church by Leonard Sweet  

Spiritual Leadership, by J. Oswald Sanders

The Making of a Leader, by Dr. J. Robert Clinton

5 Leadership Essentials for Women, by Linda Clark

Leadership that Works, by Leith Anderson

Amplified Leadership, by Dan Reiland

Developing the Leader Within You, by John C. Maxwell

The Five Levels of Leadership, by John C. Maxwell

Communicating for a Change, by Andy Stanley

On Becoming a Leader, by Warren Bennis

Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership, by Gary McIntosh & Samuel Roma, Sr.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni

Leading and Loving It, by Lori Wilhiute & Brandi Wilson

Be a Motivational Leader, by Leroy Eims

Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, by Leroy Eims

Lead Like Jesus, by Ken Blanchard

Leading on Empty, by Wayne Cordeiro

Leading with the Heart, by Coach Mike Krzyzewski

Doing Church as a Team, by Wayne Cordeiro

Leading the Team-Based Church, by George Cladis

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, by John C. Maxwell

Courageous Leadership, by Bill Hybels

Master Leaders, by George Barna

Excellence in Leadership, by John White

Principle Centered Leadership, by Stephen Covey

Leadership is an Art, by Max DePree


Below is a partial list of helpful Christian websites for your viewing consideration:

Barna Research – a leading research organization focused on the intersection of faith and culture.

Building Church Leaders

Train Church Leaders

Women’s Ministry Resources

Men’s Ministry Resources

Men’s Ministry – Man in the Mirror

Youth Ministry Resources

All Ministries

Small Group Ministry Resources