When leaders in a church are dedicated to one purposeful mission, the entire team is positioned to win. Real life-change is beginning to increase. Attitudes are more likely to be positive, actions will be more enthusiastic, and people chase God’s calling. This includes the pastoral staff and your volunteer team, as well as the members of your church board. With that said, the question you may be asking is: “how do I get support from my church board?”
Take a look at what Jesus tells his disciples in John 15:11. “I have said all these things to you so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” People, including those who lead and serve, can be truly happy when the source of happiness is the complete and full joy that Jesus offers. The picture we are now seeing is one of unity, purpose, and excitement. This picture should be commissioned by the lead pastor, and everyone associated advance it as well.
The pastor’s enthusiasm can be readily passed on to those he meets with regularly. This includes members of the church board. In the board room, the lead pastor can set the environment for people to be the church’s biggest cheerleaders. It takes a genuine, intentional desire to lead with enthusiasm. Matthew 12:34 tells us, “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” When the lead pastor maintains a heart full of enthusiasm, it will overflow out of the pastor’s mouth and impact every board member and every staff member. That enthusiasm can then cascade through the volunteer team and be felt by new people as they enter for the first time.
In this video:
We share eight ways to develop cheerleaders on your church board and staff. In addition, we present three ways for a pastor to personally invest in the church board and experience the full benefit of great church boardsmanship.
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