Have you ever felt like you weren’t fully equipped for your leadership role? Like you needed a bit more practical guidance in the “what-to-dos” of ministry? Effective ministry leadership begins with learning the Bible and theology, but we can also learn practical skills from others who have gone before us. If you are running up against barriers that aren’t specifically theological but are more about how to lead people and get along with them as you work together, The Leadership Difference is for you. The Leadership Difference focuses specifically on key leadership skills you need to be effective as a leader:
- Discernment and focus
- Effective self-care
- Who you need on your team
- Team-building essentials
- Developing people through coaching
- Leading change
- Communication skills
- Supervising staff
- Organizational development
- Financial and legal practicalities
- Empowering and releasing new leaders
Anyone in a position of leadership, whether they’re leading a church, a team, or a small group, needs skills and strategies like these — skills and strategies that result in lightening your own load, developing the skills of others, and getting the job done effectively.
Looking for more resources on Leadership? If you’re looking for something to use with your next study group, consider the Leadership Skills Guides. This comprehensive set of guides covers 37 essential leadership skills. Each guide includes a written introduction, teaching points, scripture passages and reflection, and discussion questions. Every topic has participant guides to hand out to those you are training and leader guides for yourself that give you a bit more content. There’s even a section that lays out various options for covering the material with those you’re training. Check out the Leadership Skills Guides here.