1. Determine your purpose.
2. Determine how you will measure success.
I know it seems pretty simplistic, but think about it for a second. How many of our frustrations in our own leadership hinge on getting one of these two things wrong.
Maybe we’ve been doing a certain ministry or aspect of our church the same way for a long time and we’re seeing no results. Do we know our purpose? Are we measuring our success? Amazingly… many times we aren’t doing either.
Some will say that only God gives the increase and we just need to be faithful. In truth, God DOES give the increase; but he also entrusts us to do the best job that we can. To do that, I think it’s imperative that we stay on course by determining our purpose; and continually strive to do even better Kingdom work (that’s measuring our success). That is something, I think, that brings a smile to God’s face.
So… how are you doing in this basic area of leadership in your church? What is the purpose of your ministry? And how are you measuring your success?
How you answer these questions today will determine the direction, results, and Kingdom impact your church will have in your community tomorrow.
Todd has invested over 30 years in serving churches, having served as a worship pastor for over 15 years, a church elder for more than a decade, and in various ministry leadership roles in both the business and non-profit sectors. As the original founder and developer of ChurchStaffing.com, Todd fundamentally changed the way thousands of churches search for pastors and staff on the internet. Most recently, Todd’s work with Leadership Network has provided him exposure to the innovative trends in today’s church and inside knowledge of how healthy churches operate and uses it to help churches find a healthy, long-term fit for their next team member. Todd is a graduate of Cedarville University, and lives in Bryan, OH with his wife, Dawn.