Hope 4×4 Leadership Essentials

There is a Greek myth about Zeus giving the people of earth a jar filled with all good things. Sadly, someone leaves the top off the jar, and all the good things escape. The people filled with sorrow go to Zeus and ask him what to do. Zeus asks them if there is anything left in the jar. They look … Read More

Stability: 4×4 Leadership Essentials

What makes you afraid? How about change? Taking fresh steps in ministry and mission means change. While people are not against change, what they do fear is loss. They are afraid they will lose something precious or important to take fresh steps into the congregation’s God-given, hope-filled future. When people fear loss, leaders provide stability. Stability comes as the pastor … Read More

Compassion: 4×4 Leadership Essentials

Does the pastor genuinely care about people? That’s the question that lies behind the essence of compassion. The congregation wants to know and wants to see deep compassion for God’s family: a heart that touches on physical and spiritual needs. For the leader, this does not mean having to attend to every need; rather, it means ensuring that needs are … Read More

Trust: 4×4 Leadership Essentials

People who trust each other make things happen. Trust means that I accept your ideas for fresh steps in ministry and mission without suspicion. Trust says that I know you want the best for our congregation and God’s kingdom. Trust knows that you’re a person of integrity in every and all situations. Warren Buffet writes, “I look for three things … Read More