by | Oct 3, 2023 | Delegation, Leadership, Ministry Leader, Pastor

We’re in the third segment of our Leadership & series. In Episode 205, we explored Leadership & Communication. In 206, Leadership & Seismos Moments. Today’s episode focuses on Leadership & Delegation.

Sharing the ministry load doesn’t always come naturally to a pastor. In today’s pod we unpack five helpful delegation tips, and five levels of delegation that will allow you to successfully share the ministry load.


Delegation tips

  • Delegation isn’t easy, it doesn’t come naturally. But you can learn to do it well.
  • A clear description of the project and the intended outcome.
  • Provide a clear reason why – Help to connect the dots between the task and the end zone.
  • Define a clear set of parameters.
  • Define a clear win.

Levels of delegation authority (Michael Hyatt)

  • Level 1 – Do exactly what I ask you to do.
  • Level 2 – Research the issue and report back
  • Level 3 – Research the topic, outline the options, then make a recommendation.
  • Level 4 – Make a decision and tell me what you did.
  • Level 5 – Make whatever decision you think is best and I don’t need to know about it.

Why does learning to delegate better matter? It increases the likelihood that the church you lead will have a better chance at fulfilling its God-given destiny. And . . .  you’ll lead better, longer, and have a lot more fun along the way.