Anyone who has been in a position of leadership understands the struggle of letting go of responsibilities. Oftentimes, this struggle does not come from your desire to carry out that responsibility. Instead, the problem arises when you lack trust in the person you are empowering, or you cannot find someone you trust enough to empower. The reality is, being an open-handed leader in ministry can be tough. While delegating and empowering others can be tough, it is the only way to raise up new leaders, which is a must. So, how can you effectively become an open-handed leader in ministry?
First, it is important to understand why open-handed leadership is important. As you are fulfilling the mandates of your calling to ministry, think about how you became a ministry leader. More likely than not, at some point in your life, someone encouraged you and gave you a ministry-related opportunity. When you empower others through an open-handed leadership mindset, you are paving the way for new leaders to lead others to Christ. This type of empowerment extends far beyond simple delegation. Open-handed leadership puts the church and its mission above your own ambition.
Once you understand the importance of being an open-handed leader, it is you have to know how. How can you carry the values of an open-handed leader in ministry? What do these values look like? How can they be practically applied to your ministry and your life? All of these questions are important to be able to answer within the context of ministry.
In this video:
We are unpacking what it truly means to be an open-handed leader within the context of your church. In doing so, we will provide you with five ways to help you be an open-handed leader. These five tips will allow you to build your trust and empower others effectively in the context of your church.
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