Dealing With The Emotional Roller Coaster Of Church Leadership

Church leadership can be one of the most rewarding experiences, but also a roller coaster of emotions. It’s a series of highs and lows that may be so extreme that some leaders feel like giving up ministry completely. Believe or not, it doesn’t have to be this way. While you’ll still have good and bad days, it’s time to step off the roller coaster and find more balance in your life. Understand Why It’s Emotional You can’t really deal with the emotional roller coaster of church leadership unless you first understand what makes it so emotional. All you may know …

How To Deal With Cynicism In Your Leadership Team

Cynicism in your leadership team effects every part of your church family and can cause a negative environment for everyone. From making it harder to gain volunteers to not making any new changes to grow your church, cynicism is a serious issue. When you deal with it effectively, you create a stronger leadership team to serve as the foundation of your growing church family. Uncover The Cause Cynicism in your leadership team comes from a variety of sources. It could be a major project a leader was spearheading where nearly all the volunteers let them down. Perhaps a leader lost …

How To Write The Ultimate Leader Profile

One of the things your church website should include is a leader profile on each of your church leaders. Think of this as a digital introduction to your site’s visitors. These are potential new members and they want to learn a little about you before visiting your church. However, your leadership profile has to be engaging, yet friendly. Take your time when writing it and it could be what sways someone to try your church this weekend. Why It Matters? Before the Internet, people just had to take a chance on a church via word of mouth alone. Naturally, your …

Why Cute And Trendy Turns Kids Away From Church

Why Cute And Trendy Turns Kids Away From Church

Keeping kids engaged is crucial for churches to maintain growth. However, many kids opt not to attend if their parents give them the option. While some just enjoy sleeping in on Sunday morning, others just don’t like the approach churches take to keep their attention. Cute and trendy might seem like the best way to keep kids coming back, but it actually turns kids away from church. It’s Too Parental Many parents take the approach of trying to be more like their kids. They get into the latest trends just so they have something in common. While that’s great, kids …

Are We Unwilling To Confront Sin

Are We Unwilling To Confront Sin?

Take a look around your church and you’ll probably immediately be able to pick out a few people who have not found the forgiveness that Jesus brings. These members and even church leaders don’t just make casual mistakes. Instead, they sin blatantly and seem to defy anyone to say anything. However, church is about finding forgiveness in Jesus. Unless we’re willing to confront sin, how can anyone change their ways? It’s not always easy, but you must learn to confront those who are heading down the wrong path. No One Wants To Judge A single line in the Bible is …

How To Keep Your Focus On The Spiritual Battle

How To Keep Your Focus On The Spiritual Battle

Focusing on the spiritual battle when the world’s constantly filled with distractions isn’t the easiest thing to do. God is right there with you, but you have to be willing to keep your focus on Him instead of all the temptations and evils that occur around you. While everyone loses focus sometimes, it’s always possible to get back on track. With faith and prayer, you can win your spiritual battles. Keep Your Emotions In Check Your emotions are one of the quickest ways to lose focus on your spiritual battle. They cloud your judgment and make you lose sight of …

Learn How To Say No Nicely

Learn How To Say No Nicely

By nature, church leaders are people pleasers. This is part of what helps build a happy church family. However, both church leaders and members have to say no sometimes. The only problem is you don’t want to anyone’s feelings or turn anyone away. Learning how to say no nicely makes it a little easier. You still say no, but there’s less chance of anyone getting hurt or upset. Why You Have To Say No God wants Christians to help others, but at no point did He want you to give until you make yourself sick. And yes, that’s exactly what …

The Importance Of Being An Agile Leader

The Importance Of Being An Agile Leader

Agile is a term that’s often used in the business world, but your church is a type of business. This means applying the agile concept is vital for helping your business continue to grow and thrive. If you’re not already an agile leader, you’re missing out on a great opportunity to grow your church and connect with members, especially new ones. Adopting a more agile leadership style isn’t difficult. It just means adjusting your mindset to better understand the changes around you. What Is An Agile Leader It’s hard to become an agile leader when you don’t really know what …

What Happens When Narcissism Creeps In

What Happens When Narcissism Creeps In?

When you think of a church leader, you usually think of a selfless individual who wants to serve God and help others explore their faith. But, what happens when narcissism creeps in? As a leader, even in a church, it’s easy to let that power go to your head. This leads to narcissistic tendencies. While no one’s immune to the occasional narcissistic moment, it can negatively affect the church when leaders let narcissism take over. Leadership Turns To Dictatorship It may be such as a gradual transition that no one notices until it’s too late. You feel like you’re the …

Is It Okay For A Pastor To Lie

Is It Okay For A Pastor To Lie?

Your automatic answer to this question might be no, but stop and carefully consider what this means. If it’s never okay for a pastor to lie, that means the pastor must be perfect. However, pastors are humans just like everyone else. This means they have flaws too. Here are the six most common lies that pastors tell. Trying To Do It All Pastors are just like everyone else – sometimes they take on more than they should. So, when members ask for help or want to know if the pastor’s okay, it’s not uncommon for the pastor to lie. They …