The purpose of this study was to identify the specific interpersonal competencies of a leader as they relate to the motivation of volunteers in church ministry as perceived by volunteers. Eighty-eight persons from four Wesleyan churches in central Indiana were interviewed by telephone. The volunteers' responses were categorized according to behaviors, skills, and characteristics. The specific competencies identified by volunteers were, in rank order: support behavior, interpersonal characteristics, intrapersonal characteristics, communication skills, integrity, spirituality, and the specific leadership skills of supervision, team building, organization, delegation, and recruitment. The research indicated that the most important skills relating to the motivation of volunteers were support believers.