Posted by: everynation | November 16, 2009

It’s Complicated, But it Shouldn’t Be

wsmleaderscircle.jpgby Steve Murrell

Ministry can be complicated. But it shouldn’t be.

So many podcasts, books, blogs, tweets, seminars and conferences telling us what we should be doing to grow our church, change the world, serve the community, win the lost… Complicated.

I specialize in making things simple.   Here’s a simple and biblical job description for a pastor (church leader):

1. Equip all members to do ministry

2. Live a live that’s a godly example

3. Lead with the attitude of a servant

4. Feed the sheep (ie: teach the Word)

That’s it. Equip. Live. Lead. Feed. (E.L.L.F.) As I said before, Leadership is not rocket science.

How are you doing with these 4? Are you, like many leaders, spending way too much time doing everything but these?

Steve Murrell is a missionary, pastor, and the author of “The Reluctant Leader” and “The Accidental Missionary.”

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