I bet you’re busy. I know I’m busy. If you’re in church leadership, you’re a busy person. There’s so much to accomplish and seemingly not enough time to do it.
Here’s something else: I bet you are surrounded by talented people. If you’re a good church leader, you’ve recruited great people.
One more thing. I bet you wish you could delegate some of your tasks and responsibilities to the talented people around you. You’d have more time to focus on your strengths or new opportunities and the talented people around you could grow in experience and expertise.
It’s so obviously a win. In fact, in the words of Michael Scott, it might just be a “win, win, win.”
But of course, there’s a problem. Very few of us effectively delegate.
It just doesn’t seem to work.
In theory it should speed things up, but in real life it seems to slow things down. That was exactly my experience, until I started to follow some of the principles here. Now, I’m more free than ever to focus on my strengths and my team is growing in expertise, experience and fulfillment.
My hope for this post is that you could learn from my years of trial and error in the art of delegation. I’ve learned 6 important lessons over the years that I think are critical for church leaders. Here they are…
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