7 Questions to Ask to Evaluate Yourself as a Church Leader

7 Questions to Ask to Evaluate Yourself as a Church Leader

Anyone who looks in a mirror finds a person looking back. The looking is easy. It’s what we see—and what we do about what we see—that matters. Of course, as pastors and church leaders, we’re after that metaphorical mirror—one that looks around and within, on a journey toward productive self-evaluation. And that’s a tall order. But if you want to be effective in your role, you have to keep growing and keep showing up for yourself, your family, and your congregation. Scripture Offers a Clear... Read More
Are You The Problem?

Are You The Problem?

by Joy Bowen Crickets. I’m not talking about the kind that keeps you up at night when you are out camping in the woods with friends and family. I’m talking about the crickets that sometimes virtually chirp in the deafening silence of team meetings. Maybe you’ve heard them too? Nothing is more uncomfortable, is there? A question is asked. No one answers. (Bueler? . . . Bueler?) The topic dies a quick death and you all move on to the next awkwardly silent moment. If you are the one leading these... Read More
Six H’s Of Self-Evaluation

Six H’s Of Self-Evaluation

Leadership is a privilege but it also has its challenges. If I can be honest with you, of all the challenges I have faced as a ministry leader, without a doubt my biggest challenge is to lead me. What about needing workers? No, it’s leading me. What about leading up or ministry and family balance? Those are important but it’s still leading me. And when you get right to it, I have found that to lead me I have to be intentional. It’s something that doesn’t happen by accident or as a by-product... Read More