When a priest becomes a pastor, leadership takes on a whole new meaning to him.
As pastor, he is now the spiritual leader and executive authority of the parish. Many pastors would agree that there are a lot of practical realities of leadership that they didn’t learn in seminary. Here are some free resources a pastor can use to better understand his role as leader.
To understand the courage it takes to be a pastor, read Pat Lencioni’s article “The Courage of an American Pastor”.
THE BETTER PASTOR BOOK
For a healthy perspective on leading a parish, read Pat’s book The Better Pastor.
To assess your strengths and areas for development, take the Pastor Self-Assessment.