Pastoral Leadership

Recently, I’ve experienced the way two quite different pastors have responded to a very serious split in each of their churches. In the one case, the pastor failed to exercise a proper leadership role and the church has dwindled to practically nothing in terms of its effectiveness on behalf of Christ and His Kingdom.

In contrast, the other pastor not only endured the split in the church, but through very decisive leadership has built on the previous difficulties and with God’s enabling has created an ever-more-effective and nurturing church. This pastor has promoted healing among the people of the church. And, through this healing has come significant growth and overall improvement in spiritual formation for the people of that church.

In Podcast 221, I have the opportunity of sharing in greater depth what I have observed about the importance of pastoral leadership in a church. If you would like to hear my thoughts, please click the link that will take you to my website. Once you reach that site, you may click the link to listen to this Podcast.

Jesus was obviously a skillful leader. As pastors, we want to follow in our King’s example. I hope my thoughts will help you continue to develop these necessary leadership skills to the glory of His Name.

I continue to receive many positive comments about my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is now available at by clicking here.

This book gives some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what you’ve said from the pulpit when they come to worship services in your church.


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You will also find a variety of resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.




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