A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post called “5 Ways to Lose Your Ministry.” One of those ways is by committing adultery. Brad Hambrick wrote a helpful blog post, an open letter, to someone who is having an affair. Read it and learn. It’s insightful and sobering.
One of the ways pastors and other Christian leaders get caught up in moral failures like adultery is by leading in isolation. A leader who is unwilling to be counseled and held accountable by others in all areas of life is on a dangerous path. Ron Edmondson applies his tremendous wisdom toward this issue in a blog post called “7 Dangers of Leading in Isolation.”
Being a new pastor is difficult, no matter how well the church welcomes you into their family. I am blessed to be the pastor of Clearview Church, and have been thankful for how they have welcomed my family. Mark Dance shares five ways churches can help pastors in transition on the LifeWay Leadership blog.
“If you’re truly going to develop as a leader, you can’t do it without great feedback,” writes Carey Nieuwhof. Receiving feedback can be difficult, especially if it’s negative. Carey shares nine ways to handle negative feedback without getting defensive.
It is important that pastors and church leaders lead the body of Christ well, but it is even more important that they first lead and serve their families with Christ-like humility and love. This week, on Selma Wilson’s blog, her husband Rodney shares five ways to lead your family well as the school year begins. It’s a helpful post.