Leadership Health is the measure of the church’s leadership in developing five key factors that could be growth engines for the church – or potential caps to its development. These keys, if implemented, will increase the organisational and spiritual health of the church. If they are neglected, growth will be hindered. Leadership Health answers the question ‘how ready are we for success?’
There are 15 keys to church health. Five of those keys encapsulate a church’s leadership health. They are:
- Discipleship Pathway
- Community Clarity
- Member Engagement
- Administrative Excellence
- Leadership Effectiveness
Leadership health is the term to describe how these five keys work together and align.
Each key interacts with each other and impacts every level of the church. The defining measure of leadership health is ensuring that five of these keys interconnect, build together and flow in the same direction. Because each of the five leadership health keys influences the other four, deliberate and intentional leadership is required to build well. Unaligned organisations are affected in more ways than they realise and unfortunately, it seems that churches are the worst culprits for this kind of error.
Why is Leadership Health important?
It enables leaders to steward what God has given them, identify and proactively address areas of concern, and prepare the church for growth.
What happens if Leadership Health is lacking?
Capped growth and a feeling of being ‘stuck’. Confusion, disunity, uncertainty and loss of confidence in both the leaders and the congregation.
Simply put, leadership health is a significant factor in the success of any church. A simple assessment based on these five elements will identify current issues and allow them to be addressed decisively.
To discover the leadership health of your church, as well as the other keys to church health, contact me today.
This post contains sample content from my book ‘Keys to Church Health’. You can download a FREE chapter by clicking here.