Chapter 3 – The Anointing To Lead


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Define “anointing.”
  • Identify three types of anointings.
  • Explain the purpose of each type.
  • Identify the source of spiritual anointing.
  • Discuss purposes of the anointing.
  • Identify the basis for the anointing of God.
  • Discuss forces opposing those anointed by God.
  • Explain why it is important to minister only in the position for which you are anointed.
  • Explain how to maintain the fresh anointing of God.


The Lord wants leaders to be successful and to impact the world for the Kingdom of God. How can you be that kind of leader? Having knowledge of practical areas and the general tasks of leaders will help you become a successful leader. There are Biblical qualifications for leaders which are also necessary. Spiritual gifts, skills, education, and experience are important too. You will study about these later.

But the most important thing for leaders is to be anointed by the Holy Spirit. Without the anointing of God you cannot effectively lead, organize, mobilize, or evangelize. This chapter focuses on the anointing of the Holy Spirit which is necessary for those called and chosen by God for leadership.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.