I'm in Arizona this week attending the XP Summit,a conference for executive pastors. I am still relatively new to this role, which is also new to our church. We are still working to determine what works best for us.
It's always interesting to hear from people in different areas of the country about the methods which work best for them. It's a relief to hear some struggles are common regardless of geography and experience. Sharing ideas and best practices will only help shape us all even as we strive to make things work in an ever changing environment.
An executive pastor I met this week said, you have to figure out what works best for your situation and be ready to be flexible as you go. That's an accurate description of leadership regardless of the type of organization. If you aren't able to adjust, you will hinder organizational and personal growth.