As you lead your church to growth, you will have to demonstrate a great deal of balance. Balance, of course, implies that there is more than one aspect to consider. There are two sides to every coin, so to speak. As such, being a church leader is an exercise in paradox. Look at a few of the tensions that you must keep in balance.
Spiritual and Pragmatic
You must give priority to prayer. Yet you must be open to new methodologies that could help your church grow. You will need to be a consumer of the latest church growth literature, but you must realize that only a sovereign God can send real revival.
You must depend totally on God, but not take lightly the counsel of godly men and women. You must ask yourself "What works?" but you must realize that tools are only for a season.
Tenacity and Flexibility
Because you are the leader of an established church, long-term tenure is of great importance. Unless God clearly calls you to another ministry, you will need to be tenacious about your calling, ...1