It’s tough being a leader in ministry.
It’s not easy.
We are called to be shepherds.
We are called to live to a higher standard.
Yet we live in a broken world, full of broken people.
So what are some of the things that leaders in ministry struggle with the most? You know I can’t speak for everyone, but I can share some of my own struggles.
There is so much work to be done and only 24 hours in the day. How can I make the most of my time to make the most impact for people?
Let’s start with your family. Your spouse, your kids, your mom and dad. Any potential pitfalls there? How about volunteers, parents, kids, community folk all have needs and communicate differently. That doesn’t even mention conflict. I mean handling, managing, and developing meaningful relationships in ministry is a key to better ministries but often we find ourselves trying to keep our head above water.
I need people that have walked the walked. I need to be able to ask them questions. I need to be able to have someone that I can share frustrations with and also victories without being seen and prideful or arrogant. I’m thankful that I have a few in my life but could always use more!
Connecting with God while we are connecting with people who need God is difficult and sometimes it doesn’t come easy. It’s tough to continue to grow in your spiritual life while helping others grow in theirs.
I can tell you this. Prioritizing relationship with Jesus will be an investment that you will never lose on.
These are just a few of the things that I hope we can begin to figure out together. I’ll continue to try and point you to resources that will help areas of real struggle in church leadership.
What are some of your biggest struggles that you have as you lead in ministry?