The pastor has to have a vision and a commitment to seeking new life for the church.
Everyone agrees that healthy churches grow, but it is true that a church cannot be healthy if the leader is spiritually unhealthy. If the leader is discouraged, the church will inevitably be discouraged. The most important aspect of a strong, healthy church is the quality and commitment of leadership. It has been said, “everything rises or falls on leadership” and this is especially true for the local church. No church will be any stronger than its leadership. A growing, vibrant church must have a growing, vibrant pastor. If the pastor is discouraged or despondent, the church will almost always take on that same characteristic.
As I have conducted numerous church revitalizations, it quickly becomes evident that to be successful the pastor has to have a vision and a commitment to seeking new life for the church.More Info