leadership

The Danger of Being a Unilateral Decision Maker

The Danger of Being a Unilateral Decision Maker

Several years ago I wrote a book on decision-making in the local church, in which I addressed how to know when to be decisive. Many leaders struggle with discerning when they should make a unilateral decision versus when to pause and listen to the views of other members of the leadership team. The question becomes, “is this a situation that requires me to lead unilaterally, or is it better to  allow others’ perspectives to shape and guide the final outcome?”

The Importance of Understanding and Embracing Your Ministry Identity

The Importance of Understanding and Embracing Your Ministry Identity

In our pursuit of serving biblical leaders, we are starting several series of practical articles covering a variety of topics helpful for ministry leaders. Today’s article is the first in a series called Shepherd to Shepherd. This series will feature pastors writing honestly about the varied challenges of faithful service.