This week I’m doing a five-part series to help you critically examine and sharpen your own ministry. The goal is to create a template that will allow you to serve as a consultant for your own ministry… a way of reflecting, assessing and clarifying where you are and where you want to go.
Today is step 4: leadership specializations. Assuming your leaders have the basic character and life skills qualities outlined during the previous blog entry, you’ll now need to move on to consider specific leadership qualities for different ministry areas. In other words, what kinds of leaders do you need? Engage in the exercises and reflection questions below to determine your specific leadership needs.
Find your Focus
*Identify your passion
*Create a growth plan
*Commit to excellence
Once we have fallen down enough times, odds are we’ll start to get the hang of something. You have to be bad at many things before you can be good at one thing. Maybe a round of student teaching in the inner city helps someone discover that his passion for reaching teens has a sweet spot on the basketball court rather than in the classroom. Maybe some involvement in helping lead worship brings about the discovery of a passion for songwriting. Maybe some conversations with homeless people bring into focus a calling to advocate against domestic violence… from there the path could lead to social work, law school, or volunteering at a shelter for battered women.