In 1 Timothy 4:11-16 we see that sound leadership is for the sake of the church. Sound leadership is integral for a sound church. In our passage Paul's instruction for young Timothy concerns two things-serving up the Word and setting an example. Godly leadership in the church must be concerned with both proclaiming the gospel and exemplifying gospel behavior. As a church we must be committed to praying for our leadership to lead well in these two areas, both for the overall health of God's church and the glory of God.