As a church grows and changes, a core group of people will remain within the ministry and it is these individuals who will take on the role of leaders. It can be a difficult shift for this leadership team to include new people and reposition in a way that makes the group more effective as a team.
This series was created as a way to add value to Pastors and Church Leaders and assist them in becoming a more effective ministry team while reaching more people within the community.
Every person within a church plays an important part, whether they are followers or leaders, these are the people who make things happen.
The leaders are those who are taking responsibility for a position within the ministry. The leaders are the influencers within the church.
We must remember as leaders we are influencing others and we can influence them in two different ways: The way we want to see things done and the way we don’t want to see things done.
One of the biggest shifts that may happen within a church is the transition and change that naturally occurs in leadership roles. Transitions and expansion can result in a greater need for more leaders as well as a requirement for more communication and relationships.
This means allowing those who are a part of the church to become a ministry team and take ownership as a church. This is your church and no one else can do it for you, so making things happen is everyone’s responsibility. Bringing new leaders to the forefront when changes are happening allows them to Thrive.
This realignment of roles can lead to a passing on of spiritual and leadership skills and allow those within the ministry to step up and use their spiritual gifts within the church.
As leaders within a ministry, we have the privilege to bring about Kingdom Influence. In other words, we have the opportunity to help people live their lives according to what God has for them.
I believe we do need to be really good organizers as leaders and take responsibility as leaders. At the same time, you can’t let the tasks of organization and the role of responsibility, overshadow the fact we are in the Kingdom business and are discipling people.
Don’t let the tasks become more important than the people. The tasks need to be done but we are in the business of discipling people in the Kingdom of God
When the leadership within a ministry may be changing it can be difficult for an unfamiliar team to be as effective as it needs to be internally and in the community.
In the next post we will discuss more information about Being a More Effective Ministry Team. If you have any ideas or comments, please let me know, I would love to hear them.