Andy Stanley has a great 7-part podcast on practical leadership skillsavailible for free. I recently took a personal retreat and listened to almost all the episodes in one afternoon. The best thing I took from it was that we all have our ideas of “success” in ministry. Even though we craft carefully vision/mission statements, in reality we all internally judge our ministries by our own criteria. How many people showed up? Are people being engaged? How did we do personally? We may not admit it, but we all have our own standards of whether we are suceeding or not.
By clarifying our real goals and visions, we can unite leadership and focus the energy of our ministries on the things that are really important. You can’t do everything, but you can do some things well.