When it comes to meetings in church, the department that should take the lead is the church pastors or leaders’ department. You will never know the benefits of it until you begin an effective one.
Meeting regularly with your pastors allows you all to communicate as a team and discuss ways you can support the current focus and projects of the church. Your Pastor(s) may be unaware of the recent things happening around the church. It is therefore to keep everyone abreast with the latest.
How often should pastors meet for meetings?
Pastors should “as a matter of seriousness,” meet as often as possible. There are advantages to meeting every week. Meeting weekly tend to bond more quickly. In fact, I insist that you meet with your pastors weekly.
Benefits of having pastors meeting
- Meet for prayers
- To discuss church matters
- To plan for programs
- To be convesant with latest news/update
- Break bread
- Promotes unity amongst the pastors
Bonus Tips for having your pastors meeting:
- Plan/strategize ahead of the meeting as the lead pastor: that way, you will have a picture of what you want to achieve in the meeting.
- Be brief: You can achieve this if you have a pre-planed view of the meeting.
- If possible, think of questions ahead of time for your pastors/church leaders to answer.
- Maintain a balanced emotion: This will guide you and keep you balanced as to whatever may be the turn out of the meeting.
- Make sure you carry everyone along: Give everyone the opportunity to either ask or answer a question.
- Welcome every idea as much as you can: Make them know that their opinions are appreciated.
- Accept the answer and process it later.
- Ensure that every suggesting is written down, and to be followed.
- Be gracious and grateful.
- Appreciate them for coming
- Close with a word of prayer
Always continue with unfinished ideas/suggestions from previous meetings.