Personnel Issues. Hiring. Firing. Culture. Vision. Alignment. Systems. Multiple staff. Multiple campuses. Leadership Development. Dealing with growth. Spurring new growth. Financial Management. And that doesn’t even cover it all! The ministry world today is so complex. Seminary did not prepare you for this...so where do we get the help that we need?
A glimpse of good news is the fact that there are more resources available to us than ever before. The world wide web has made it possible to download a complete online video course on virtually any subject in a matter of moments.
At the end of the day, however, every leader still needs a place where we can talk through the things that keep us up at night.
- What do we do with our Worship Leader (It’s always a worship leader, right)?
- Should we build a new building or start a campus?
- Should we give them more time or let them go?
- Should we go talk to them? If so, how should the conversation start?
- How honest should we be?
- How should it end?
- How can I grow my leadership? How can I change the way I lead? How do we take our team to the next level?
Now that we know what needs to be done, how can we ensure we do it the right way?
In the meantime, Sunday is always coming. Every week is relentless. We are often overextended and overcommitted. There’s not a lot of time or resources to invest in extra relationships, much less, consulting or coaching...at least this is what we think.
The number one mistake I see Pastors make is isolation. Our schedules tend to put relationship on the back burner. However, when we get isolated, we become more vulnerable. When we get isolated, we stop learning from others. When we stop learning, we stop growing. When we stop growing, sooner or later the church will stop growing. For many of us the reason our ministry is not growing, is simple: We are not growing.
We’ve read the books. We’ve downloaded the content. What’s still missing? Relationship.
This is why I believe every leader needs a coach! I still have coaches. The best leaders I know have a coach. Do YOU have a coach? We can help...so drop us a line!