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Entrepreneurship Skills in Church Leadership

Katie Allred

Entrepreneurship Skills in Church Leadership

Katie Allred

The Business Dictionary defined entrepreneurship as, “the capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks to make a profit. The most obvious example of entrepreneurship is the starting of new businesses.” Entrepreneurship was also mentioned in the Bible. In Colossians 3:23-24, it states that, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”

As an entrepreneur, a pastor must be able to develop, organize, and manage the church. The difference is that businesses are contained by an entrepreneur primarily for profit, as opposed to a church that is tasked with the mission to spread the word of the Lord and to make disciples.

People over Profit

Profit here is not money. It is the quality of impact a church creates in the lives of people, its members, and the community. One way you can make an impact is through a spoken message. Many pastors can teach and spread the Lord’s words among its people. Most can speak in front of a crowd, but not all pastors can influence and inspire. For it to be possible, one must know how to develop, manage, and organize a sermon. A pastor must have a concrete plan to deliver a sermon effectively. If you have entrepreneurship skills, it will be easier to influence people and create an impact on their lives.

Devoted Leadership

Furthermore, a pastor, as a leader of the church, must be able to overcome risks and challenges. A church is more than just a building where we worship and hold our weekly services. It is an safe place created for the body of Christ to gather before Yahweh. When situations arise that are difficult to overcome, the Church should be the one place that those seeking refuge can rest. Like any other institution, it needs to be operated well. Entrepreneurship skills are necessary for any church leader to manage the church effectively in overcoming trials and hard times.

Above All, We are the Body

Most importantly, a pastor serves the people through the act of serving the Lord first. He caters to those in need of hope and those who need to strengthen their faith. The body of Christ is a serving medium to reach the lost and heal the hurting. It should be serve with humility and grace to strengthen and empower the Body. Organizational and entrepreneurship skills will help cultivate an atmosphere where you can better serve your people.

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