Podcast Episode #368
Reactivity can hurt a pastor’s ministry, but so many pastors are more reactive than proactive. Today, we examine seven traits of a proactive pastor.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- When looking ahead, plan and communicate for the future.
- A proactive pastor is one who brings chaos back to order.
- The more you develop relationships, the more freedom you will have to lead.
- Sermon prep should have more importance on your calendar than anything else you do as a pastor.
- Proactive pastors do not focus on critics.
- You will be hit with criticism as a pastor. How much will you let it detour you from what you’re called to do?
- You can’t do away with critics, but you can do away with unhelpful reactions to them.
- Emotions should follow actions, not determine them.
The seven characteristics we cover in this episode are:
- Looks ahead.
- Develops relationships well.
- Calendars in blocks of time.
- Does not focus on critics.
- Finds joy in the day-to-day work of ministry.
- Has a long-term perspective.
- Prays for their own leadership.
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