Pastoral burnout is an epidemic. It is happening all the time to pastors of large and small churches alike. This is a real problem. Pastors must keep people around them who can keep them accountable to avoiding burnout. Jonathan Dodson shares some insight on this at the LifeWay Leadership blog.
Kevin Peck and I just released our book Designed to Lead which we hope is a tool to help churches create healthy, effective leadership development structures. This article from Entrepreneur this week about building a leadership pipeline is along those lines, and it may be helpful for some of you who are in a business context instead of a church context.
“Your people are among your greatest assets, liabilities, and leverage points,” so, my friend Steve Graves writes, it is important for you to train them well.
An important part of leadership in a church, non-profit, or other organization, is making sure your team is on the same page. Sometimes, leaders forget that miscommunication is a problem that has ripple effects beyond simple misunderstanding. Miscommunication can cause an entire team to be out of sync and dysfunctional. Here are four ways to get your team on the same page from Mike Lukaszewski.
Pastors, it is important for you to lead your church to celebrate. Your church will go through tragedy and difficult times together, and too often, churches do not celebrate victories or special events. Christians are a joyous people, and pastors should lead their churches in celebration. Here are five ways, pastors, you can do that.