Leadership is the ability to inspire and direct others. Ministry is guiding a congregation into following the word of God. But when you boil these two concepts down to their essential parts, you see that both leadership and ministry are expressions of one’s charisma. Here’s a closer look at how leadership and ministry work together.

 

Leadership is Just Ministry Beyond the Congregation

 

Whether you run your own business or work as a manager, you have some idea of what’s involved in guiding people toward a goal. As this source points out, organizations need multifaceted leaders who can act on a broad vision, introduce change, engage the workforce, and sustain competitive advantage. People can learn these skills through the workplace or by ministering to others.

 

On the flip side, unlike managing employees at your job, a ministry is focused on compassion. No one lasts long as a minister without a healthy amount of empathy and understanding for other people’s problems. If you know how to best direct people toward a goal, you can easily keep your congregation motivated to walk with Christ while letting them know what they can work on along the way.

 

Ministry In and Out of the Workplace

 

Ministry has one leg up on business leadership because ministry has everyone starting with the same goal in mind. This article describes the characteristics of an effective church leader—including hard work and compassion. In short, ministering is leadership through a Christ-touched heart, focus on empathy, and knowledge of how to guide others toward living a Christ-like life.

 

Experience with ministering can greatly enhance your abilities to lead in the workplace. Since you already understand the value of sharing a common goal, you can use that to your advantage with your employees. One of the things many companies lack is making sure those in  low-level positions understand the part they play in contributing to the company’s mission. Gospel teaches that every soul has worth, and you can run your business with a similar motto. The employees are sure to feel the difference.

 

The Impact

 

Whether you want to manage others or keep a congregation engaged, leadership and ministry are both examples of applied charisma. Anyone who does well at the pulpit already has an aptitude for instructing and leading others. Whether you feel called to spread God’s word or you want to run a business organization, both these endeavors have skills applicable to the other.

 

 

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Colleen Batchelder

Colleen Batchelder

Colleen Batchelder has always been passionate about putting Feet to her Faith! She loves traveling the globe minstering at various churches, colleges and conferences speaking to audiences ranging in age from 9 – 101. She speaks on inter-generational communication, reaching millennials within the workplace and church and breaking down generational assumptions.

When she’s not pouring over books, you can find her enjoying a nice Chai Latte, exploring NYC or traveling to a new and exotic destination.
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    Colleen Batchelder has always been passionate about putting Feet to her Faith! She loves traveling the globe minstering at various churches, colleges and conferences speaking to audiences ranging in age from 9 – 101. She speaks on inter-generational communication, reaching millennials within the workplace and church and breaking down generational assumptions. When she’s not pouring over books, you can find her enjoying a nice Chai Latte, exploring NYC or traveling to a new and exotic destination.

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