Churches do not run on their own. Leaders of grand churches are not often appointed based on Biblical knowledge or dexterity. Large churches are now major organizations spanning across the globe. Yet, in my work, I frequently know the church leader who can quote the Bible from front to back. This leader will often rely on faith to run her or his slightly growing domain, without considering the basic needs of his or her employees.
Jesus was a great leader. He spoke in many parables that continue to change, inspire, and motivate old and new believers. Though some of his disciples occasionally struggled to understand his broad speech, he took the time with each one, and would interpret what was misunderstood through his actions.
When employee motivation and moral are raised to the next level, there you find happiness! ⠀
Transformational leaders are able to do this by influence, inspiration, learn-teach intellectual stimulation, and individualized concern for each person. This approach develops a sincere commitment to the collective good (Burns, 2003). ⠀
Leaders in organizations moving toward steady growth, must take into consideration the modern leadership styles they should adopt, to create cohesive work environments. ⠀
The whole point of studying leadership is to answer the question “What is good leadership?” ⠀
– Joanne Cuilla ⠀
Leaders, it is impossible to do this thing alone. If something isn’t working, be open to new methods that could possibly take you and your organization to the place you’ve envisioned. Foster change, when it is clearly needed. Never criticize the messenger, especially someone appointed to serve you to reach that higher growth you’ve imagined. Release the EGO, that of Edging God Out of the process.
How you look, what you wear and drive, and your zip code will not take you there. The only thing that can assist you in your growth is commitment, change, and a willingness to adhere to a continuous learning mentality.
If you are ready to do this! I’d be happy to help!
Rev. M. Charlotte Oliver