This unpublished excerpt from my book Digital Storytellers explores the story of Peter and ways to connect biblical story to our lives in worship.
First, you must accept a basic reality, which is this: if you have ideas about what you want to do with your position, then you’re a leader. In leadership, a new job is an exciting opportunity because it’s a chance to introduce a strong vision. Vision is essential to leadership. But it doesn’t come without trouble. Here are five realities you must accept if you’re a new leader.
When thinking about equipping a local church for ministry, rather than trying to capture professional-level skills in part time and volunteer people, perhaps the more effective leadership technique is to aim for cost-effectiveness; that is, what effective implementation of this vision can be attained using people with average skillsets?
Why is it that working at a church is so draining on a person’s faith? Am I alone in this, or is there a strong correlation between giving yourself away in local church ministry and struggling to maintain an active connection with the God of the universe?