My 5 for Friday (November 10, 2017)

Why do pastors struggle financially? What do great leaders do? And how can you be proactive in closing the pay gap for women on a church staff?

These questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday.

  1. The One Thing Great Leaders Can’t Escape by Dan Reiland. Many people find themselves in leadership roles, but what does it take in order to be a greatleader? Dan Reiland writes, “Jesus set the tone and modeled the way for us to give something up, it’s not always easy, but it’s an essential for all of us who lead.” Checkout this post, and learn more about the one thing great leaders can’t escape.
  2. 7 Things Great Leaders Do: Advice For Today’s Young Leaders by Ron Edmondson. Are you a young leader who is eager to receive any advice you can get? This post is for you. From years of experience in various leadership roles, Ron Edmondson provides seven pieces of advice to grow into a great leader.
  3. Churches Should Close the Pay Gap for Women on Staff by Sam Rainer. Have you ever noticed (or even thought about) the potential difference in pay among men and women on your church staff? According to Sam Rainer, “Most churches with women on staff likely have some pay gap problems. Inevitably, a few churches will have huge leaps to make. What can you do?” Checkout this post for ways you can be proactive in closing the pay gap for women on your staff.
  4. 4 Possible Reasons Some Pastors Struggle Financially by Eric Geiger. There are many contributing factors to individuals with financial issues. What about those individuals who are pastors? According to Eric Geiger, “A church benefits when her leaders are able to serve with joy (Hebrews 13:17), and ministry leaders who are struggling financially are often distracted and filled with constant grief and worry.” Here are four possible reasons some pastors struggle financially.
  5. 5 Signs Your Passion Level in Leadership is White Hot by Carey Nieuwhof. Have you lost your passion as a leader? How do you know what passion looks like? Carey Nieuwhof writes, “One of the differences between leaders who are effective over the long haul and those who are not is that the effective leaders always find a way to keep the passion for the future alive.” Take a look at this post for five signs your passion level in leadership is white hot.

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