As we talked about earlier, effective worship pastors build teams.
They make disciples.
But anyone who’s ever done this knows it’s far from easy. No one enjoys confrontation.
But if you’re serious about making disciples, you need to have difficult conversations.
I naturally flee from confrontation. And the areas I lead come to a standstill when I do.
I’ve come to the conclusion that if difficult conversations are not a part of your regular diet, something may be seriously wrong with your leadership.
As a staff pastor at my church, I’m constantly having difficult conversations with my pastor.
I fess up when I’ve failed.
I confess when I don’t know what to do.
I reveal my weakness as a leader.
But when you reveal your weakness and give feedback to others, it actually strengthens your leadership. You can be trusted. You don’t toss issues under the rug.
The place where I struggle? Initiating these conversations with those who work under me. Yea, that’s the hard part.
But the longer I lead the more I’m gripped with an urgency to speak.
We Need You To Speak Up
You were meant to speak into others.
You were created to pass along all that you know to someone else.
There is beauty within you that needs to be heard.
You are a channel of God’s grace to others. When you remain silent you stunt the flow.
Think about it.
Confrontation is the only way you’ve become better. It’s how you’ve grown closer to God, improved your art, become a better worship leader, or excelled at anything in life.
Sure, it can be painful to hear. But if you submit to it, you’re never the same.
What To Do Next
Pick someone in your ministry who has potential – someone who could go even further than yourself.
Begin to invest in them.
Present them with opportunity to lead. Then, give them honest feedback on how they’re doing.
Be specific. Be gentle. But be honest.
Without feedback, they’ll never grow. And you were meant to speak into their life. Without your influence, they may never reach their potential.
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