As our staff and church has grown, my role is changing. I spend much more of my day interacting with staff members about their particular area of focus. Lately it seems I am saying a lot of, “Let me connect you with _________”, as I refer people to another person on our team.
It is a hard reality for me sometimes, but the larger our church grows the more I have to realize…and need others to realize…
I don’t have all the answers.
The good thing is that we have a children’s pastor to know specifics about children’s ministry. We have a community group pastor who knows specifics about group ministry. Thankfully, in each of our critical areas of ministry we have an expert in that field of ministry who knows details of the ministry.
I frequently get asked very specific questions about certain ministries and my general nature is to provide an answer to people quickly, but the fact is I usually don’t have one anymore. I know generalities, but I don’t know specifics. I can talk about the vision for a ministry, but not always about the specific elements of the plan to complete the vision.
As our organization grows and changes, so is my individual role within it. As God stretches me with new responsibilities, I’m attempting to adjust accordingly.
Leaders, are you adapting to the changing environment in your organization?