Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Leading in a church setting isn’t all fun and games. Being a church leader can be more stressful than any corporate job.
You’re swamped from all angles: Financial, mental, and spiritually. Church leaders must have tactics to fight back.
With over 15 years of experience in being a part of church leadership, I’ve come to know a thing or two of what it’s like.
There are good days in church ministry. Then there are those days you don’t want to go back.
You feel defeated. You see the wake of church scandals. You feel the pressure to balance home life and church life. And there’s that struggle to live a Christ-like life outside of the church walls.
The good news is that there are 3 game changing tactics you can use to get back in the game.
Great leaders take a stand and call for others to come along on the journey. They point towards hope and say “There we go! That’s where we need to head.”
These impactful leaders become a beacon of hope for those they lead.
While leading will wear you out and take you down some dark paths, the job of a leader is to point to a brighter tomorrow. One that others have a hard time seeing.
That’s why they’re not leading. They can’t see the better days ahead.
You can. Even in your darkest hours. You know there’s something good ahead. And you want to lead others on a purposeful journey.
Hope Is What People Need
Getting things done and advancing is critical to being seen as a good leader. Leaders are people who move others to the next stage of life.
Do you have a vision for your organisation? Are you going after it?
One thousand, eight hundred and thirty-seven. That’s the number of “friends” Facebook tells me that I have.
On one hand, it brings joy to my heart. There are 1,837 people that are connected to me on Facebook.
The other hand feels sadness. A longing for intimate relationships that I don’t get from Facebook.
Do you have these conflicting thoughts too? One of glee and happiness. One that makes you feel so joyous because you’re connected to SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many people.
And then reality smacks you upside your head and tells you that you really don’t have as many friends as Facebook tells you you do?
Facebook Has Messed Up The Truth Of Friendship
Something odd has happened over the last 12 years since Facebook was created. Our view of friendship has gone from those we’re close to and morphed into a catch-all term for everyone and anyone we’re acquaintances we’re with.