Just 3 Questions About Leadership with Afshin Ziafat

Who is the best leader you have ever sat under and why were they so good?


Afshin Ziafat is the Lead Pastor of Providence Church in Frisco, TX. Traveling nationally and internationally proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, he is founder of Afshin Ziafat Ministries and serves on the Board of Directors for Vertical Ministries, a non-denominational student ministry serving Baylor University. He also partners with Elam Ministries, regularly traveling to the Middle East to train Iranian pastors.


In this first video, Afshin answers, “Who is the best leader you have ever sat under and why were they so good?”




Afshin explained that he saw what it looks like to be a godly husband and father modeled by a mentor early in his ministry. He learned that as he walks through the door of his home, he is walking into his greatest ministry. 

Think about what it is like to arrive at home after a long, hard day. What are some feelings or thoughts you experience before you walk into your house?
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How are you proactive about preparing your heart and mind to minister to your spouse and children before you arrive at home each day? How might you improve the way you prepare to engage your family?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop leaders?


In this next clip, Afshin answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to develop leaders?"


Afshin noted that he believes in the power of the pulpit—that the proclaimed Word does a major work of discipleship. Have you ever viewed your sermons in this light? How are you intentional about using the pulpit to develop leaders, while remaining true to the Scripture you are preaching?
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Do you have a venue where you can actively pour into new leaders? How can you increase the contact time you have with those who you desire to develop as leaders?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?


In this next clip, Afshin answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to develop yourself as a leader?"


Afshin stressed the importance of having a teachable spirit, being willing to ask questions of others who are further along the road than you are. How do you maintain a teachable spirit when so many others are looking to you for answers? Who are some other leaders, a little more experienced than you, that you can approach with questions?
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What is the most important thing you do to develop your faith on a daily basis?


In this bonus clip, Afshin answers the question, "What is the most important thing you do to strengthen your Christian faith on a daily basis?"


Afshin shared that the thing his church needs most from him is that he stay on his knees. How have you noticed the difference a vibrant prayer life makes in your ability to lead?
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Afshin confessed that daily time spent in God's Word and in prayer keeps his eyes on Jesus. What helps you maintain a proper focus on Christ?
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No two people lead exactly the same way, but there are sound leadership principles that can help you become all the leader God has planned you to be. May God grant you wisdom and grace as you lead others in His service.