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.
No matter where people serve in the context of your ministry, you understand volunteers are the life blood of your church. You are inspired to care for and build into them in amazing ways, knowing the better you serve them, the better they can serve the rest of your church.
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!
Here’s an ‘inside look’ at what Christmas Eve is like for most church leaders...
See if this sounds familiar. A new family shows up at your church, fills out the new visitor card, and never shows up again. You decide to dig a little deeper and learn that, despite their proactive effort to connect, they never heard a word from anyone at your church ... and now they’re gone!