Some of the greatest people I’ve ever met are pastors, staff, and lay leaders who just love the Lord – so I’m hesitant to write this post. However, I’ve also met many leaders who are struggling with their ministries. Maybe you can use this list to determine if any describes you today:

  1. Demoralized leaders – These leaders have simply been through too much. They want God to use them, but they’ve given up. Tomorrow does not look bright.
  2. Discouraged leaders – Leaders in this camp haven’t given up yet, but they’re leaning in the wrong direction. Every day, they look for anything to give them hope.
  3. Distracted leaders – These leaders are living out their current role while longing to be in a different role. The “greener grass” is always on their mind – which limits their focus in their current ministry.
  4. Defensive leaders – Challenge these leaders, and they’ll blow up. They want to be successful, and accepting responsibility for anything less than the ideal is tough to do.
  5. Dictatorial leaders – You know these leaders. They’re seldom, if ever, wrong. Their philosophy is the proverbial “my way or the highway.”
  6. Directionless leaders – They want to lead, and they’re in a position to lead, but they’ve lost their way. Somewhere, they’ve been diverted from their focus, and they’re wandering.
  7. Disorganized leaders – These leaders have all kinds of ideas and plans, but the vision seldom comes to fruition. Plans – if they’re made – lie on a table at the bottom of a stack of unsorted papers.
  8. Disconnected leaders – These leaders have built so few relationships that they have no team around them to carry out their vision (if they have one). Or, they’ve been hurt enough that they prefer to close the door of their office and minister from a distance.
  9. Deceitful leaders – In public, they’re one person; in private, though, they’re somebody else. We call that “hypocrisy.”
  10. Disillusioned leaders – They believed in the church until they led a church. Few things are like they thought they would be (or should be).
  11. Depressing leaders – They almost refuse to see the positive in anything, and they bring down the morale of everyone in the room.
  12. Disdainful leaders – These leaders believe no one else is as good as they are; thus, they disdain the work, ideas, and successes of others. Often, these leaders are simply not nice.
  13. Dishonest leaders – They lie – and then lie about not lying. They steal from God, His people and their churches.
  14. Dull leaders – They lack passion and order in their preaching, their teaching, and their leading. People tolerate them rather than follow them.
  15. Devoted but distressed leaders – These leaders love the Lord, and they love their church. They’re giving all they can to the Lord’s work, but still it seems like something’s missing. They rejoice and weep at the same time over their work.

Do any of these describes you? Then we can work together through our books, conferences and trainings to help you become the leader God has called you to be in His work! Our next conference of 16-19 February will surely help you become an all round Dynamic leader of God’s People.

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OTHER BOOKS BY BOLA AKIN-JOHN

  1. Fruitful and Fulfilling Ministry Today
  2. Grow the Pastor Grow the Church
  3. Sexual Purity in Leadership
  4. Money, Ministers and Ministry Today
  5. 22 Dynamic Laws of Church Growth
  6. 25 Pillars of Church Health
  7. Personal Growth Today
  8. The Loyal Associate
  9. Guest Ministers Today
  10. 120 Strategic Ways to Increase Church Attendance
  11. Quality and Quantity Growth in Churches
  12. Strategic Church Planting Today
  13. Spiritual Warfare for Dynamic Church Growth
  14. Supernatural Power, Miracles, Signs and Wonders Today
  15. Church Change
  16. The Place of Anointing and Administration in Church Growth
  17. Pulpit Power for Church Growth
  18. Daily Nourishment for Leaders
  19. Healthy Leaders Healthy Churches
  20. Anointing Alone is Not Enough
  21. 101 Ministry Lessons
  22. Healthy Home
  23. Small Middle-Size and Mega Churches
  24. How to follow well
  25. Strategic Living
  26. True success in ministry
  27. Rise and Fall of Churches / Ministries
  28. Closing the Back Door
  29. 25 Indispensable Qualities of a Competent and Credible Minister
  30. Church Growth Principles of Jesus
  31. Your Church Your Community
  32. Your Growth is Your Future
  33. Frank Talk to Men
  34. The Cell Church
  35. Our Churches and His Church
  36. How to Support & Strengthen your Pastor
  37. 101 ways to progressively kill a church
  38. The Real Man in Every Church
  39. Matured Pastor’s Wife & Female Minister
  40. Pray and Grow
  41. Short Course on Family Growth
  42. Short Course on Church Growth
  43. Short Course on Wholesome Sexuality
  44. Short Course on Financial Growth
  45. Short Course on Personal Growth
  46. Fundamental Teaching & Doctrines of the Bible
  47. With Jesus in the School of Money
  48. Holy Spirit the True Vicar of Life and Ministry
  49. Five Fold Ministry
  50. Prophet & Prophetic Ministry Today
  51. Leading your Church to Lasting Growth
  52. Your Image is Your Growth
  53. Conflict and Crisis in Ministry
  54. Thy Kingdom Come
  55. DiscipleShift Today
  56. Healthy Local Church
  57. Congregational and Cell Church Today
  58. Heart of a Christian
  59. Overseer and Senior Pastor Hand book 1
  60. Abusive Pastor Abusive Churches
  61. Church Turn-Around Strategies
  62. Pastor and People’s Price For Church Growth
  63. Fatherhood and Sonship
  64. Healthy Woman Minister
  65. Women In Church Growth Resource
  66. Kingdom Stewardship
  67. Overcome At The Gate
  68. Healthy Pastor, Dangerous Pastor
  69. Sexually Wholesome Church
  70. Healthy Pastors, Dangerous Pastor
  71. Impact-Driven Church
  72. Clergy Coupes
  73. Apostolic Ministry
  74. Evangelist Ministry
  75. Pastoral Ministry
  76. Prophetic Ministry
  77. Teaching Ministry
  78. Your Church Can Grow in a Healthy Way
  79. Real Men Resource
  80. Strong Christian, Strong Christian
  81. Planting Disciples-Making Church
  82. Front and back Door of Your Church
  83. Discipleship Process Recourse
  84. True Biblical Church Growth is still Possible
  85. Daily Nourishment 2
  86. Reaching and Disciplining Children and Youth in today’s Church
  87. Eschatology and Kingdom Teaching Resource
  88. I Can’t Breathe