Last year, I wrote a long piece or short ebook on leading yourself. I’m going to roll it out, piece by piece, over the next couple of weeks on my blog. This has never been published before. So here we go. Here’s the eighth piece:
Know Your Craft
Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy. – Psalm 33:3
Don’t just show up to work, bring your A-game. God wants you to constantly grow in your skill set and become a better leader, designer, communicator and artist.
Go to conferences, take some night or online classes. Go back to school and get your degree or Masters. Sharpen your skills. Leaders are learners and leaders are readers. What books are you reading? Who are you watching that’s years down the road from in their experience and platform? Who are your peers in ministry that you stay in touch with, share ideas with and dream together with?
Where do you get inspiration? Do you think you’re the best that ever was or do you look at what other churches are doing and learn from them? Constantly see what other systems, practices, procedures, promotions (Christmas, Easter, etc.) are being used around the country and allow them to shape your ministry.