Leading During Crisis - Pt. III

Amid battling COVID-19, social injustices, and more, leading a team can seem quite overwhelming. If you’re anything like the majority of us, you also thought that circumstances would look different by this time in 2020.

However, even in the middle of uncertain circumstances and unforeseen setbacks, we can still lead at a high-capacity and take care of those that God has entrusted to us. If you’re looking for some encouragement on what to do next during this time, consider putting these tips into practice:

1. Be Flexible.

As you’re making plans for your congregation, keep one thing in mind: people drive our decision making. At the end of the day, we are called to care for people, and if keeping them safe means changing our plans, we are willing to adjust.

2. Communicate Regularly.

During this time, you can’t ask enough questions. If you want to know something, ask! Do some research and stay up-to-date with current events; however, at the end of the day, make sure you’ve been filled with God’s Word more than you’ve been filled with the world’s words.

3. Guard Your Mind.

Just remember that the enemy’s tactic against the Church is to scatter leaders. Take control of what’s in your mind and replace the negative thoughts with positive ones. This is a time when the Church needs to be united, not divided. As we said earlier, be sure that you’re filling yourself with God’s Word daily!

4. Be the Solution.

We’re not here to “survive” this crisis; we’re here to be the solution! Stay the course with your calling and do ministry the best you can. You were put here for a time such as this, and if you’re alive today, then it means that you’re still a vital part of the solution.

Keep these things in mind as you continue to lead your teams and congregations during this time. Don’t worry - you’ve got this!