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Leadership Priorities: Five Thoughts on How We Can Lead Better
« on: November 25, 2017, 12:01:08 AM »

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Leadership Priorities: Five Thoughts on How We Can Lead Better

Leadership, at its most basic level, involves the leading of people.


Being a leader is tiring. When I was pastoring in Buffalo in the early 90s, I was responsible for EVERYTHING. You name it, I did it:


Make the bulletins. Check.


Visit the hospitals and sick. Check.


Preach the message. Check.


Lead worship. Check. (I am still apologizing to Jack Hayford for my rendition of Majesty.)


Looking back, I am reminded that effective leadership is not in all the responsibilities or tasks we have, but rather in how well we develop the processes needed to accomplish them with excellence. We often lose sight of the fact that leadership, at its most basic level, involves the leading of people.


This means that we need to develop priorities in our leadership aimed at being efficient and effective with our time and energy.


I want to outline five ways that pastors, ministry leaders, and Christians as a whole can start to think through their leadership priorities.


1. Assemble a high quality team and empower them to excel.


Quality seeks quality.


The first step in leadership priorities is making sure that you have a quality team and that they know that you believe in them. Too often, leaders let their insecurity push them to surround themselves with less talent, concerned only that their star is the brightest. Leadership priorities begin with constructing a team that is talented, skilled, creative, and that buys into the vision of the organization.


As Sydney Finkelstein notes in his new book Superbosses, “If you look around the room and you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.”


2. Delegation is critical to success and healthy for your team.


Having talented and capable people on your team means that you can then trust delegating responsibility and authority. At its core, delegation ...

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Offline Mountain Goat

Re: Leadership Priorities: Five Thoughts on How We Can Lead Better
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 01:38:58 AM »
In Gods church a leader is a servant.
A pastor is in no way in charge of the running of a church as this is not scriptural to the pastoral role. Neither is a pastor a teacher or a preacher. A teacher can be a preacher but very rarely are they ever pastors as they have very different roles. (A preacher and teacher are also different, but slightly closer as roles are concerned). To call a preacher a pastor is dangerous to the body. How? Let me give this example. God plants a message into the heart of a preacher. It dwells there for a while before the preacher has a chance to deliver the message. Once the message is given out, the preacher sits down, job done, and often just wants to sit quietly as the burden of the message has taken up quite some strain!
A pastor is one who should love the flock and attend to their needs. This could mean hospital calls or house calls. This does not include  preaching as preaching is a different gift and the burden is different. (Sometimes a preacher does not care too much about the flock as his entire focus is on the message to be given out. A pastors entire focus is on the flock.... Very, very different roles and to confuse them can seriously damage members of the flock).

Offline Tes Johnson

Re: Leadership Priorities: Five Thoughts on How We Can Lead Better
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2017, 01:52:04 AM »


Why can't I teach and pastor ?


Offline Mountain Goat

Re: Leadership Priorities: Five Thoughts on How We Can Lead Better
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 01:11:25 AM »
You can.

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