Practical Ministry Skills
Setting Expectations
Set expectations for yourself and others that align with God's call on your life and ministry.
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Overview

When you're in ministry, everyone wants something different from you. The pressure to be all things to all people, the tension between keeping others happy and making the best decisions both for them and for the ministry, and the fear of failure can keep you from living out your God-given calling. This resource helps you manage the external expectations that come from every direction and set realistic expectations for yourself and others.

NOTE: You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource to be distributed in a church or educational setting.

This Resource contains all of the following:

Failure or Fraud? 
God knows you’re not perfect; he called you to lead anyway.

Unreasonable Expectations 
Neither a church nor a pastor can satisfy every person’s disappointment.

Redefining Success 
The measure of success is to know God by obeying him.

A God-Centered Vision 
Let go of your own expectations and give your role the weight God gives it.

Leading by Failure 
Leading people in new directions means disappointing them in some ways.

Beyond the Stereotypes 
How embracing those irritating pastor stereotypes can make you better.

Maximizing Ministry 
Let your God-given gifts guide your ministry.


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Topics:Call, Church Staff, Empowerment, Expectations, Lay Ministry, Leadership development, Volunteers
Filters:Management, Mentoring, Pastor
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