Church administration tends to have a reputation for being all about planning, tasks, and procedures. Many church leaders may not have a natural affinity for those details. But the truth is that effective church administration really does have an impact on church growth and life change.
People know you as the office expert, but you know the role goes much deeper. Success for you is about empowering your leaders with the data and administrative support they need to understand how people are being cared for and how God is moving in your ministry.
As a leader — whether at home, at work, at church, wherever I am — I’ve got one job that’s more important that any other. I need to replace myself.
You’ve probably heard it a dozen times from leadership books, from leadership coaches, from social media, from every source imaginable. People don’t leave jobs — they leave leaders. It’s become a standard leadership cliche. But cliches often become cliches because they’re true. People don’t leave jobs. They leave the people who were leading them in those jobs. And if you’re a leader, that’s a reality you have to pay attention to every day.
Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for every church leader. There’s one really important thing that often gets sacrificed throughout the year, but especially now: margin! I can tell you from my own experience that you can’t sacrifice margin if you want to grow and develop into the kind of leader God wants you to become. It’s absolutely essential to find it!