There’s A Lot To Explore
Leadership isn’t easy. Church leadership is downright difficult. You are often leading volunteers or, at best, underpaid staffers, with diverse personalities that may or may not fit neatly into your overall organizational culture, and everything you do leads up to a weekly high stakes “large event.” But church leadership can be fun.
Here at ChurchLeadershipBlog.com, it is my hope to explore many topics within church leadership while encouraging you that your labor is not in vain. What you do matters. Take heart, let’s explore church leadership. There’s a lot to explore.
Josh Breland helps church leaders win with data and church analytics at Churchlytics. He previously led the communications team as Director of Communication & Strategic Initiatives at College Park Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is married with three daughters. Connect with Josh on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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