Becoming a Better Leader

Becoming a Better Leader

The ceiling of growth for most churches is the abilities of the leader. Improve your abilities to lead and your congregations potential grows significantly.

This page opens two key resources for growing leaders.

One is ministerial survival skills (see below for a complete list of resources). All ministers leave school with a load of knowledge and few survival skills. Robert Oglesby has served as the pulpit minister for the Waterview Church of Christ in Richardson, TX for 50 years. He knows what it takes to weather conflict, deflect criticism, and work as a positive influence in the local church.

The second is a lesson on Servant Leadership that Robert Oglesby delivered at the 2006 ACU Lectureship. The paper called The Mystery of Leadership is a practical guide for elders, preachers, deacons, and anyone else who seeks to become a “servant-leader.”

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How to Survive as a Minister

3 Steps

by Robert K. Oglesby

About the Author:

Robert has been in full-time ministry for over 60 years. Since 1963 he has been the pulpit minister of the Waterview Church of Christ in Richardson, giving him a tenure of 50 years with a single church. Robert knows what it takes to have “staying power.” The tips he gives here are invaluable to staying alive in the ministry. (Robert G. Taylor, SMC Director)


Write Things Down from the Start

  1. Find out where the goal line is
  2. Get a “job description
    • In writing
    • Write it yourself if necessary


Write Things Down As You Go

  1. Memos
  2. Daily Log (sample)
  3. One Page Monthly Reports
  4. Yearly Report
  5. Sermon Log

Learn Group Process

Understand it and profit


Be the “victim” and perish

(Click on links below to learn more)

for more details, email Robert

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