Insanity is often defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Church leadership – as well as the Christian life – is no different. Although prayer is absolutely vital to the success of any ministry or organization, we, as co-laborers with Christ, have a part to play.
We will safely assume that as a pastor (or church leader) you desire to see positive change in your church community. Hopefully, that is a given. It does not matter if it is increased attendance, greater levels of discipleship, more loyal volunteers, or even greater joy and unity within the church – we should all yearn for growth, or as the apostle, Paul would say, to go “from glory to glory.”
But desiring change without a clear plan to make it happen is no more productive than trying to walk across the room on a treadmill. Sometimes you need a fresh path.
If you take the same actions, you will get the same results.
That’s why we’d like to offer a solution. Over the next couple of weeks we'll be sharing some simple steps to dynamic church leadership. We encourage you to read through them and apply anything you feel is relative to your ministry. Each of these strategies have been put to the test in our own church and has yielded positive results (otherwise we wouldn’t suggest them). We pray that, as you read this, God would begin to illuminate the truth and open your eyes to all that He has in store for you and your church.