“One of the hardest things I do in ministry is interact with those who are no longer in ministry, but wish they were. They’ve been derailed. They messed up and either they got caught or the guilt got the best of them and they confessed.” Ron Edmondson writes about five ways ministry leaders derail themselves.
“Ministry can be incredibly rewarding. It can also be incredibly draining. No matter how much you do there is always more ministry to be done. There are more people to reach, more people to counsel, and more messages to prepare.” Kevin Campbell on important relationships for ministry leaders to have on the LifeWay Pastors blog.
“Busy leaders often lack a plan. There’s no structure to their day, or if there is, they don’t stick to it. By contrast, highly productive and effective leaders have a plan and they stick to it.” Carey Nieuwhof shares about why busy leaders may make bad leaders.
“No matter what kind of transition you’re beginning or about to approach, the key is to pause and ask some key questions before you make the change. Pause too long and you may miss the opportunity, but if you don’t pause at all, you risk calamity.” Steve Graves offers helpful questions one should ask before changing jobs.
“Many pastors are expected to be bosses of full-time or part-time personnel even though they may have never led anyone.” Thom Rainer shares ten ways pastors can be bad bosses on the LifeWay Leadership blog.