Park Farthest Away: 5 Simple Pastoral Habits To Defy Our “Me First” Culture

Some of the strongest statements are made in the simplest ways. This is true of leadership. Especially Christian leadership. People will learn more from what we do than what we say. For instance, if we are going to teach and preach against greed and pride, we need to live a life that demonstrates generosity and humility. Sometimes that’s done in big ways, through benevolence projects and sacrificial giving. But it needs to be lived out in smaller ways as well. The people closest to us are watching to see if our everyday lives are matching up to those big, visible efforts. Here are five simple practices that serve as a starting point as we think about the example we are setting for the people who see us in everyday church leadership.

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Some of the strongest statements are made in the simplest ways.

This is true of leadership. Especially Christian leadership. People will learn more from what we do than what we say.

For instance, if we are going to teach and preach against greed and pride, we need to live a life that demonstrates generosity and humility. Sometimes that’s done in big ways, through benevolence projects and sacrificial giving. But it needs to be lived out in smaller ways as well. The people closest to us are watching to see if our everyday lives are matching up to those big, visible efforts.

Here are five simple practices that serve as a starting point as we think about the example we are setting for the people who see us in everyday church leadership.

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