1. leverages a person’s strengths.
2. provides clarity and focus.
3. instills confidence.
4. catapults learning.
5. fosters intentional progress.
6. rubs off on others.
7. encourages God-sized goals.
Not every ministry leader experiences all of these benefits, but most experience them at some level. Thus they are able to transition from just barely surviving the challenges to thriving in their calling. What do these benefits look like, practically speaking?
“Charles” is a ministry leader who has experienced these benefits. Here is an example of what the benefits can look like in daily ministry.
Charles has pastored a relatively large church (500-plus attending Sunday worship) for 20 years. He has earned respect beyond his congregation. People across the district recognize his name and appreciate his leadership.
If you ask pastors in the area to name a pastor who is successful, many would put Charles at the top of the list. His congregation loves him. He has a great family life, with kids who are proud of him.
But while Charles has achieved a level of success, he feels a lack of challenge. Charles wonders: What’s next? I have a lot more years of ministry in front of me. Is God calling me to use my successful experience to have greater impact for the Kingdom...