Emotions can make or break you as you lead other people. A good leader, especially within the context of ministry, knows communicate their emotions without disrespecting or undermining the people around them. One of the most dangerous emotions when it comes to pastoral leadership is anger. Anger can cause you to make decisions you would not make otherwise. Anger can cause you to lose sight of your purpose in ministry. If anger is not managed effectively, it can destroy certain aspects of your ministry effort. Here, we are talking about managing anger in ministry.
Have you ever been in a situation in which anger got the best of you? In situations like these, it can be easy to throw a fit, raise your voice at someone, or even storm out of the board meeting. As a pastoral leader, anger only creates problems when it is not handled correctly. Imagine if you had a boss or a superior that yelled at you or made passive aggressive comments toward you every time you messed up. This is not the culture you want to build for your church.
Anger does more than effect the people around you. Anger effects your own heart as you are leading in ministry. When you let anger to take over your thoughts and emotions, you decrease your ability to see the good things. With that said, how can you effectively manage your anger in ministry? What are the practical steps you can take to ensure you are not overreacting to situations?
In this video:
We are taking a look at the effects of anger on your ministry and your team. Additionally, we are unpacking the three key solutions to managing anger in ministry. When you embrace these solutions to anger, you will be a better leader, and the people around you will be able to grow more.
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