Serving in a church leadership position is a profoundly rewarding and exhilarating experience. It has been famously said that, “The church is the hope of the world,” and it is both humbling and inspiring to be called by God into this great hope.
However, it is also very difficult. The stakes are high and the demands are great as we face expectations that are as diverse as the people we serve. Successful church leadership requires humility, integrity, and a deep reliance on the Holy Spirit. It also calls for visionary, communication, administrative, and relational skills, as well as very thick skin covering a very soft heart.
Many church leaders struggle under these heavy demands, and they perform their ministry duties in the face of deep discouragement, disillusionment, stress, and personal grief. My hope is that these articles will pump fresh hope, strength, and inspiration into you as you continue to do a great work in the place where God has called and assigned you.
You are needed, and you are loved!
Essays for church leaders: