During a recent podcast episode, Rodney interviewed Ben Mandrell, Lifeway’s President and CEO. During our conversation, Ben was asked about the need for ministries to adapt to the changing landscape. Ben responded affirmingly with, “We are not the same Lifeway that we were. I think about every seven years…you have to basically reinvent yourself.”
As a leader, it’s important to recognize the value of constantly reinventing yourself and your ministry. The ministry landscape is constantly changing, and leaders who are unwilling to adapt risk losing their influence.
One of the primary benefits of reinventing yourself is the ability to stay relevant. By staying up-to-date on the latest trends in ministry, you can position yourself as a thought leader in your community and promote the Gospel more effectively.
Reinventing yourself as a leader also helps you to become a more effective communicator. As you learn new skills and develop new perspectives, you’ll be better equipped to inspire and motivate your team. You’ll be able to connect with your team on a deeper level, and your ability to communicate your vision will improve.
In addition, reinventing yourself helps you to develop a growth mindset. Leaders must constantly be growing. To avoid feeling stuck, try opening yourself up to new experiences and opportunities. Taking risks and trying new things can lead to ministry growth too.
Finally, reinventing yourself as a leader can help you to avoid burnout. By constantly challenging yourself and pursuing new goals, you’ll stay engaged and passionate about your ministry. You’ll be better able to manage stress and maintain a positive outlook, which will have a ripple effect on your team and your organization.
Reinventing yourself as a leader is essential to staying effective and engaged in your ministry. By embracing change, developing new skills, and pursuing new opportunities, you’ll position yourself for long-term ministry success and enable your team to thrive.