Ron Crawford offers up his advice for New Year's Resolutions for Ministers. What are yours?
Seven New Year's Resolutions for Ministers
By Ron Crawford in EthicsDaily.com
Resolve to better supervise others. It is part of a minister's work. In many ministry settings, this involves keeping up with a couple of part-time employees. While this surely involves keeping up with their performance, it also means keeping up with them: their experience, their ideas, their hopes and dreams for the church.
Time invested with church employees is some of the most productive time a minister will ever spend. This is especially true for pastors who supervise a staff of associate ministers. Outside of staff meetings, staff retreats and planning meetings, spend quality time with the ministers you supervise: think about 45 minutes a week as a standard. Spend the time learning about their area of ministry, affirming their work, holding them accountable for the goals they set, getting to know them and extending pastoral care to them.
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Resolve to take time away
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Resolve to say "no."
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