Last week at the Every Nation Winter Conference for campus ministers and church leaders in the Every Nation movement. One of the conference sessions featured a panel discussion on “The Measure of Success in Ministry”. – A great topic, especially for someone like me who has the Achiever theme in his top five of Strength Finders.
Here are a few of the highlights from that session:
– “Real success has a lot to do with the purity that’s in your heart and the clarity in your head.” (Kevin York)
– “‘The Lord is my shepherd’, not ‘The pastor is my shepherd.'”
– “Don’t allow the grace of God to fool you into thinking that you’re better than you are.” (Jim Lafoon)
– “As a young pastor my greatest mistake was counseling too much and discipling too little.” (Jim Lafoon)
– “Multi-tasking [may make for high organizational productivity but it] makes for terribly poor relationships with God and with other people.” (Jim Lafoon)
– “I don’t want to grow [my church numerically] past my character.” (Russ Austin)
– “Influence has more longevity than authority.”
– “Most people don’t want a vision so much as they want significance.”
Some pretty good leadership insights, in my opinion! Which one stands out to you?
…My next and final post on the EN Winter Conference will recap Steve Murrell’s message on Five Tension Points in our ministry.