Originally written for TonyMorganLive.com
Ever wondered how megachurch pastors effectively lead such large organizations? With so many people and staff, how can they possibly keep everyone moving toward a common vision? In our latest research onNext Level Teams, we uncovered three leadership practices that the largest churches (3,000+) are much more likely to use. The best part is that each of these practices is within reach of every pastor, no matter the size of his or her church.
So if you’re ready to increase the potential of your own church’s growth, try taking these three steps from the megachurch playbook:
- Connect every program and ministry to a senior leader.
We asked church staff members how strongly they agreed that every program and ministry of their church is connected to someone on the senior leadership team. Staff members of megachurches were the most likely to agree. In our experience, it is common for churches to accumulate a variety of ministries over time. Some of them get the attention of senior leadership while others seem to float along under the radar. If you’re looking to lead a church toward a unified vision, build accountability by keeping everything tied to your senior leadership team.