Empowering others to take ownership of an area or take on a task takes a certain amount of trust on your part as an effective leader. The problem is, that trust can be hard to find in yourself when the task at hand is one that, if not done correctly, will have repercussions. In these situations, it is crucial to understand that one of the keys to success as a church leader is the ability to effectively empower others. The fact is, if nobody had ever empowered you, you would not be in a position to empower others!
Church leadership can be difficult at times. Managing all of your responsibilities during the week, making sure that everything runs smoothly on the weekends, and keeping your family close in the midst of your busy schedule can be overwhelming. This is one of the main reasons that empowerment is so important. If you never empower anyone else to take a position of leadership, ownership, or simply complete an important task, you are going to overload yourself to an unhealthy point.
This idea is represented in the Bible in Exodus, Chapter 18, where Jethro tells Moses that his work is too much for him to handle. In this video, you will get an in-depth analysis of the biblical context that supports the idea of trust and empowerment.
As you are mulling over your options as to who you could empower and how much responsibility you should give them, make sure that you are choosing people who have a heart to be a servant. Tasks can be taught, but you cannot teach someone how to have the right heart or mindset as to why they are serving.
In this video you will learn three key observations about the connection between trust and empowerment, supported by biblical text and personal experience.
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