“Church leadership is exhausting, and it’s normal to experience seasons of doubt, fear or insecurity.”
This is the most overlooked (and powerful) force in ministry.
“I didn’t see that coming. Everything seemed fine at first, well, for awhile, then seemingly out of nowhere we were in conflict and in a few months he was off staff. It didn’t go well at all, it was like a death on staff!”
Children’s ministry is the heart of the church. Here’s to the ones who make it work.
“We were never designed to lead alone.”
“An immature leader is like a grenade with the pin pulled. You don’t know when it will go off, but you know it will, and when it does it’s going to be messy.”
It’s a hiring process. So why do we treat it like a beauty pageant?
There are plenty of good leaders out there, but a truly great leader is rare. The difference boils down to this…
“I have simply not found any systematized method of dividing up the limited resource of time that helps achieve ‘balance.'”
Every church is different, but every pastor struggles with these three things.