If you are a leader in the church, then you know that leadership is challenging work. However, we who lead can do so in the wonderful knowledge that the church actually belongs to Jesus Christ, her Lord, and not to us. We shepherd our people under the authority and love of the lead shepherd, Jesus.
Covid-19 is, ironically, forcing us to recognize a related truth: that we don’t have the kind of control over our lives and work that we thought we did. Ours is not to control the church in any circumstance, let alone one as fluid and prone to change as the one we face today.
To help you provide the kind of leadership that the church needs we want to provide you with ways to stay healthy, stay connected, and stay real:
- For a word of encouragement please check out "A Pastoral Note for Pastors in the Season of Covid-19".
- For suggestions for pastors go to "Suggestions for Pastors Ministering in a Covid-19 Environment".
- Pastor Church Resources will be hosting open Zoom video calls every Friday at 1 pm ET. We'll pray with and for any and all who link in.
- Check out “Resilience Strategies During a Pandemic”, a resource from Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. The guidance here is good for US and Canadian pastors, but the resources listed are only available to US pastors.
- Canadian pastors can find resources at Shalem Mental Health Network.
- Zach King blog: “Self Care for Spiritual Leaders in the Era of COVID-19”
- Michele Morin blog: “Leadership Lessons from the Soul of Moses”
- Ken Bosveld blog: “50 Ways to Multiply Your Church’s Leadership Capacity”
- Mark Wallace blog: “Leadership and Loss”
- Vern Vander Zee blog: “The Power of a Phone Call”