- Even when my ministry position allows me to have the last word, it doesn’t have to be mine.
- I can have a vision for future ministry without denigrating past ministry.
- If I hoard leadership to receive all the credit when something works, I will also receive all the credit when something doesn’t.
- Progress at the expense of relationships is not any more virtuous when the goal is noble.
- Affirm staff and volunteers in public, evaluate them in private, and pastor them in both places.
- If you randomly blow ministries up, then you’ll never know where the pieces are going to land.
- My leadership is not threatened when someone else gets the credit.
- Those in ministry should take the Hippocratic Oath to seek that those they serve “suffer no hurt or damage.”
- It is always a better outcome when I err on the side of grace.
- If I don’t take care of myself spiritually, emotionally, and physically, no one else will.
- Not all ministry staff problems originate in someone else’s office.
- People-generated is always healthier than leader-dominated.
- I should always surround myself with a group of trusted leaders to protect me from my own stupidity.
- There are lots of other ministries, but I only have one family.
- The end of learning new is the beginning of leading old.
- Bullying is not more honorable under the pretext of pastoral leadership.
- I could learn about life and ministry by drinking more coffee with senior adults.
- My attitude may be the only change necessary in our ministry organization.
- Ministry success is based more on the in-betweens than the big events.
- Leadership equilibrium is achieved by making deposits in younger leaders and withdrawals from older leaders.
[ecko_alert color=”gray”]Pause and Reflect:
What are your top three picks from this list concerning leadership you have observed?
And now the real challenge: What are the top three concerning your own ministry?
Make this a matter of prayer and accountability.
– LeaderSource SGA[/ecko_alert]