While this article is written with the executive pastor in mind, those who are lead pastors of small and mid-sized churches should consider these as well.
The more executive pastors I meet and work with, the more I am impressed with the absolutely vital work they do every day. You have your fingers in every arena of your church, tracking all the little details and thousand moving pieces that go into ministry work every day, all the while keeping your eyes on the big-picture vision. You develop the staff and other ministry leaders. You oversee the budget. You reinforce the church culture. You are an absolutely indispensable part of your ministry. Your spend so much of your time helping others grow and be better, taking the time for personal growth can often fall to the bottom of the list. Since you want to be as effective as possible but have so much on your plate, here are a few questions you can ask yourself that will help you grow.