Anyone in a position of leadership must possess basic leadership qualities. This holds true for church leaders like you. These qualities are essential for being a good leader. In this editorial, I would like to emphasize just one quality: good communication.
In my opinion, good communication is crucial
and vital in any kind of leadership environment.
Good leaders are good communicators. There’s no
mystery here. The best leaders are first-rate communicators.
Their values are clear and solid,
and what they say promotes those
values. Think about it: How do the
best leaders motivate and inspire
their people? Through clear communication.
Have you ever experienced
problems in your leadership due to
the lack of effective communication?
A church leader with limited
communication skills is far from
ideal in building a good ministry
in the church. Good
communication is essential
not just for building
good relationships with people; it also allows leaders to effectively communicate
the church’s plans, goals, and vision.
Reach the World is a new church program for
this quinquennium. It joins many other initiatives:
Total Member Involvement, Revival and Reformation,
Mission to the Cities, and others. As a church
leader, you are key in promoting these plans and
strategies to your congregation, and this will be
almost impossible without a good communication
Words are the most valuable tools in a leader’s
toolbox. Words can motivate the languid, encourage
the disheartened, strengthen the weary, bring
hope out of darkness, establish relationships, give
direction to the confused, bring understanding to the
ignorant, and promote ideas to everyone. A good
leader has learned to wield words gracefully and effectively.
This skill is not intrinsic to our nature; it
is one that needs to be learned. Learning how to
resolve misunderstandings, convey ideas correctly,
mediate disputes, and endear people to our vision
are skills that are gained with time and experience.
In learning how to communicate well, we must remember
that our communion with God is the greatest
source of all improvement we need in our spiritual
life and ministry.