The health of your church improves dramatically when your Boards and committees work together. Healthy Church Boards pray, share and lead together. The gift of leadership is evident in you, when you consistently demonstrate the qualities of praying, sharing and working together with your people.

The Lone Ranger, the independent radical leads to divisive independence, not to church health. Healthy leaders consistently speak with one voice on information, values and decisions.

Leadership Boards need to be multi-generational and multi-cultural. Your Boards must work together, develop relationships, understand the cultural strengths and benefits of diversity. Their decisions will improve and they will demonstrate this new attitude to their people.

Leadership Boards need to pray for the individual and corporate needs of the church. Prayer is the foundation of spiritual growth leading to evangelism.

As a leader, it is your responsibility to ask the hard questions. You need to clarify the Vision, the Mission and the Annual Plans. Healthy church leaders talk about their prayerful dreams, plans, ideas and the solutions they are working towards.

The Leader, with the people, defines the collective vision and demonstrates it authentically. Each individual, using their spiritual gifts, defines their role within the church. This provides a focus to all church activities. Without purpose the people scatter.

“Any Kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.” (Luke 11:17 NIV)

Leaders voluntarily speak with one voice or not speak at all.

Laurie D. Kennedy

Author of Leadership is Devotions for Servant Leaders