In Jim Collins book “Good to Great” he recommends developing a STOP DOING list for yourself. As a ministry leader, periodically making a list like that can set one free. Being an innovator means you look for improvements/changes and have creative expectations that are beyond the norm. So under that heading of being an innovative leader- a stop doing list could come in handy. It goes back to the old saying “if you keep doing what you’ve always done…” I have stopped using a typewriter. I have stopped using an adding machine. Miss them? Not a bit. I have tools that are easier and more productive. But I had to consider the new, then let the old go.
Innovative leaders are looking at the horizon. Children’s Ministry needs new thinkers.
So, as a leader, what’s out there that needs to be woven into the process of the ministry? What’s working for those ahead of you in other ministries? Keeping an open mind will help you not only learn, but free you to STOP doing some things that just aren’t really important after all. Like Jim Collin recommends, a stop doing list is a must. Be brave. Stick with it. Watch the horizon.