“Spiritual leaders are not made by election or appointment, by men or any combination of men, nor by conferences or synods. Only God can make them.
Simply holding a position of importance does not constitute one a leader, nor do taking courses in leadership, or resolving to become a leader. The only method is that of qualifying to be a leader. Religious position can be conferred by bishops and boards, but not spiritual authority, which is the prime essential of Christian leadership.”
(J. Oswald Sanders, “Spiritual Leadership”, 20)