Leadership is vital for any organization, especially churches. When church leaders exhibit questionable behavior or decisions, followers begin to wonder. Leaders should minister out of their love for Jesus with their identity and purpose securely rooted in being a child of God. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Insecurity in ministry can lead to many forms of dysfunction in any church. The story of Saul and Samuel (1 Sam. 8-15) reveals many of these insecurities with direct application to principles of leadership.