Yesterday I attended SAGE, a web conference put on by Leadership Network. As the name implies, the conference intention was for those who have “been there” to share ministry leadership wisdom. I jotted down notes during the speaker’s presentations, and here are the points I found most beneficial:
1 – Hire based on chemistry and character rather than competence and credentials
2- Be both very spiritual and very strategic. They don’t cancel each other out.
3-Focus on the things that God has gifted you to do. What does your organization need from you the most?
4-Internalizing problems does not allow you to be fully present with others OR be focused to hear God’s direction. Solution: invite trusted people into your inner circle and externalize ministry frustrations
5-Set-up your ministry with an exit strategy in mind. Make it easy for your successor.
6-Serve God. Leave the size and scope of your ministry up to Him.
7- Don’t trade worshipping God for working for God.
8 – In the end, only one Person matters. Spend time with Christ, and accomplish more as a result.
9 – Do less. Focus on things that matter.
10 – Sin affects our relationship with God AND with others. Christ is the cure for both problems.