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4 Constant Reminders for Every Leader

Leadership //

I have been one of the lead pastors here at Grace Community Church for about a year and a half. Honestly it has wrecked my ability to blog because for the past year and a half I have been overwhelmed with everything I am learning. I get to the end of the day and I am so blown away by everything I did not know that I am not even sure how to capture the lessons I have learned online! Some of the leadership lessons have been difficult and some have been filled with joy and I am finally ready to share some of them online. The point of this blog for me is simple…I want to help leaders go further faster and simply share my experience. What I am going to do is format some of my leadership lessons from being in the first chair and relay them for any leader.

There are 4 ideas that I have to keep coming back to as a leader every single day. Leadership lures us toward self deception and I am tempted to ignore these ideas! Over and over I have to embrace these humbling ideas as I try to lead the people around me. Here they are…

  1. I don’t know everything. // The best thing I can do as a leader is to strive to be a learner. I need to ask questions. I need to empower those smarter than me. I need to allow others to get the credit!
  2. I’m not good at everything. // There are some things I don’t even need to pretend I am good at. There are some things I just don’t need to do or be involved in. Every time I try to do something I am not good at I rob another leader of the chance to shine.
  3. I can’t do everything. // I have to be willing to say no. When I say no to one thing I am saying yes to something else. No empowers me to say yes to what matters most. I don’t need to fuel the idea that I can meet every need!
  4. I’m not the secret to this organization’s success. // I can be replaced. I am not the secret ingredient to whatever good is happening. I have to remember that I will be the leader where I am at for a season and one day I will pass that role to another. God can use who he wants to lead, it’s an honor to be a small part of what He is doing.

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About the Author

I am a follower of Christ, a husband, a dad, and a pastor. I serve at Grace Community Church as Executive Pastor. Before this position at GCC I served in multiple family ministry roles as kids, student, and family pastor for 15 years. I’m passionate about communicating, creating environments, and leading leaders, volunteers, and teams (it’s the inner coach in me, I love empowering people to do great things). Thankfully I have a job that allows me to do all three of these things.