Time is a valuable asset. There are not enough hours in the day for a church leader to achieve everything they could do. Some of the things leaders spend their time doing produce a low return while other things produce a tremendous return or benefits.
Great church leaders are stewards of their time by concentrating on certain top priorities. Those areas include personal devotions, training and equipping staff and volunteers, and building and strengthening relationships. Spending a large portion of your time and energy in those areas will allow you to be a successful church leader. Let’s discuss each one of those areas.
1. Personal Devotions
Self-leadership is essential for every church leader. In the context of church leadership, this means being able to lead yourself toward and concentrating on the Creator. You have to place your relationship with God higher than anything else. One of the best ways to remain closely connected with God is through daily devotions and implementing regular spiritual practices. Read more...
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. Read more...
Today’s guest on the Answers From Leadership podcast is David Abraham. David is a revivalist who desires nothing more than to see a generation encounter the tangible presence of God! David believes that one encounter with Jesus can change the destiny of a person, a country or a generation forever!
David and his wife Rebecca are founders of Revive, an evangelistic ministry with a prophetic declaration to incite God-encounters in the lives of individuals and churches around the world. Out of this, they’ve started“NOW” (nowishere.org), encounter-based events on secular university campuses in which students are invited to encounter God!
Having grown up in the church, David is passionate in helping people become free from the culture of religion and “Churchianity” so they can truly live in the Father’s love and affirmation; in turn, live out their God-given identity. David has worked Pastor William McDowell and his team to help launch Deeper Fellowship Church in Orlando, FL and at the end of 2015, David and Rebecca were named in Charisma Magazine’s “rising voices under 40” article. Read more...
I have a problem I’ll reluctantly reveal to you. My secret is an ugly one. It’s also one many other people have.
My name is Joseph and I like to please people.
On the surface, people pleasing seems like a great thing. We’re able to make people happy. We’re able to help people get work done. We may even be able to make someone else’s life easier.
Those are all great things.
However, we have to be careful. People pleasing can go too far.
When People Pleasing Makes A Monster
I’ve been in situations where I’ve become a monster because of trying to please other people.
My attitude changed. I became cranky. I snapped at others. I had thoughts that I was a failure.
All the while people were being helped. Students in the youth group were being fed. Church congregants were being greeted and made to feel welcome. Work was being done. Read more...