By Kailey Black
Leading a church requires wearing many hats and meeting various expectations, which can be a demanding task. While most pastors love the ministry God has called them to, church leadership is not an easy task.
“The oversight of a church is more difficult than the oversight of a business,” says Bob Russell, retired senior pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Ky.
Pastoral development remains important in navigating the various issues a church leader encounters. From weekly sermon preparation and balancing ministry with family life to avoiding burnout and addressing moral issues, leadership can take its toll on pastors. After serving four decades as a senior pastor, Russell understands these sticky areas. “It takes an extra measure of grace for the minister to cope with the pressure put on him.”
To equip pastors to deal with pressures of ministry, LifeWay has developed an online tool that offers customizable training in pastoral development. Ministry Grid is a collection of video training including real life experiences and insights from pastors and ministry leaders like Russell who understand the blessings and difficulties of leading a church. Pastors can access Ministry Grid’s videos from a computer, tablet or smartphone, making it convenient for them to …read more
From: Facts & Trends