While the church or ministry organization needs leaders responsible for the big picture, it also needs leaders in all areas of the ministry. Balance and health comes when ministries form leadership teams seeking the service of different types of leaders without letting the diversity lead to competition or comparison.
Consider these factors:
The calling of God to be a leader is critical for all leaders but will grow out of the type of leader He designed and prepared the person to be.
The capacities in which people lead should be based on the type of leader God designed them to be.
- Acceptance of this factor affects who we let serve as leaders.
- It recognizes God's unique call on people's lives.
The challenges faced in ministry could be swayed by the type of leadership in place.
- Acceptance of this factor affects how or where we let people serve as leaders.
- It recognizes the need to think outside of the box, to be open to placing people in capacities that best fit them.
The culture of the church or ministry could be determined by the type of leadership provided.
- Acceptance of this factor affects what changes we embrace and crisis we seek to avoid.
- It recognizes the resources God has given to face the challenges.
The critique of leadership can be affected by the type of leader one is.
- Acceptance of this factor affects how we want to be known as a church or ministry organization.
- It recognizes that leadership can bend the balance of the church culture.
- Acceptance of this factor affects what we use as a measurement of ministry success.
- It recognizes that the ultimate critique is what matters to God and not the bent of the leader(s).