Leading worship isn’t just about music. It’s also about leading people: the people on your team and the people in your congregation.
There are so many great articles on leadership being posted online, and I’m finding new ones every week. So that means it’s time for this week’s Leadership Roundup.
Below you’ll find some of the best leadership resources I came across this week. Save them to Instapaper or Pocket or Read It Later or your bookmarks, and check them out when you have some time this weekend. Be challenged and be encouraged. Be a better leader.
Remember, these are just excerpts, but I strongly encourage you to click through and read each post in its entirety.
Many of us want to be spiritual leaders—or someone who lives, innovates, and makes change out of their convictions—but if we’re honest, it’s difficult to do so in our noisy world. If you want to step into the role of being a spiritual leader—in your home, in your workplace, and in your relationships—then you must live differently, like Jesus did.
Easter Sunday is one of our culture’s most populated church service holidays. It’s an incredible opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who may not hear it during the other 51 weeks of the year. At the same time, it can be one of the most stressful times for ministry leaders – and volunteers alike! It’s easy to abuse our volunteers’ spirt to serve. Here are three ways to help you cultivate your team without killing your volunteers this Easter.
Cynicism grows in the hearts of far too many leaders. Not only does it impact how you lead at work or in ministry, eventually your growing cynicism will tear at the fabric of your marriage and even at your relationship with your kids. Nobody likes a cynic. If you find yourself gradually growing more cynical, you’re not alone. I think leadership breeds cynicism for several reasons. The good news is you can beat it if you understand how it forms.
Leadership, as many have said before, is not about title or position. Depending on who you consult, experts will state that leadership is about influence, vision, development, goals, motivation, belief, values, or hope. All of those are valid and applicable definitions to the role. So here is another thought on the topic. Leadership is a stewardship of giving. Let’s break this down a bit.
… if you want to lead for the long haul your security better be found in Christ. Insecure leaders create drama, havoc and pain in the lives of those they lead. If you lead I as that you ask yourself the following questions, as I wrote these I found them convicting, and humbling. How do you know that you are an insecure leader?