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The Ministry Leadership Effectiveness Checklist

Top 7 Challenges Facing Leaders of Churches and Christian Ministries

By Bob Moore, CMC

Based on my research and observations, here are the top seven challenges facing churches and Christian ministries. Consider how these 7 Challenges apply to your ministry. Then, click on the link below and rate each on a scale of 1 (not very effective) to 5 (highly effective).

1. Managing Growth and Change

Effectively managing church growth is essential to ensure that the needs of the congregation and constituents are met and that your ministry remains a vibrant community of faith?


2. Conflict Resolution

Leaders need to be equipped with conflict resolution skills to handle conflicts that may arise within the congregation, staff, or volunteers.


3. Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers

Churches and Christian ministries heavily depend on volunteers to carry out their activities, so leaders must find ways to recruit and retain volunteers.

4. Talent Management

Leaders must assure an ideal Job-Talent Fit for all key roles by establishing clear accountabilities and aligning talents/skills with the requirements to achieve them.


5. Effective Communication

Leaders need to communicate effectively with the congregation, staff, and volunteers to build trust and foster a sense of community.


6. Leadership Succession Planning

It is essential that churches and Christian ministries have a plan in place to ensure a smooth transition of leadership at all levels when the current leader steps down.


7. Balancing ministry and Personal Life

Christian leaders need to find ways to balance ministry responsibilities with personal life to avoid burnout and maintain mental and physical health.

Now, click on the link below to access the online Leadership Effectiveness survey:

Click Here to Complete the Ministry Leadership Effectiveness Survey

Then, schedule a strategy call to discuss how you rated your ministry.

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