Leadership Roundup

Leadership Roundup

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.

Karl Vaters provides six reasons that it’s harder to run a church than it is to run a business:

It’s much easier to start or run a successful business than to plant or pastor a successful church.

And when I say ‘successful church’ I don’t mean a big, growing one. I mean a solid, healthy one – of any size.

If you pastor a church and it’s not collapsing in a heap beneath you, you’re doing a better job at a harder task than most of the successful business owners and managers that people want us to emulate.

So, why is pastoring harder than running a business? Here are 6 reasons…

Tony Morgan shares ten signs of church decline that leaders should be watch out for:

Unfortunately most church leadership teams operate the same way. They put off routine check ups and maintenance until it’s too late and decline starts to set in. What if there were early warning signs (flashing lights on the dashboard) that helped indicate that trouble was ahead? In my experience coaching church leaders and consulting with churches across the country I’ve seen the following 10 indicators of an impending decline over and over again.

For those seeking a church leadership position, Rich Birch lists twenty-three interview questions you might encounter:

A well-planned interview for a new leader at your church is a critical part of the hiring process. Rather than “winging it” or asking the “same old, same old” questions, take time to plan the interview. It’s important to get a clear picture of the candidate in these three areas: Competency… Character… Chemistry… Below are some example questions in three different categories to help you plan for upcoming interviews.

Charles Stone lists four essentials for leading during troubled times:

If you are a leader, you will face turbulence in your ministry or organization. Sometimes the turbulence feels so intense that leading seems impossible. If you’re currently facing turbulent times in your role, consider what one of the most revered men in history did when he faced such times…

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