Many of you have heard of or read Jonathan Edwards list of resolves. Here is another list of “Resolutions” for leaders from Ron Edmondson that he guarantees will improve your ministry leadership.

Originally posted by Ron Edmondson

10 Personal Resolutions Guaranteed to Improve Your Ministry Leadership

The best leadership, in my opinion, comes out of the resolve a leader has made in his or her heart.

The resolve of a leader is a pre-determined approach to way a leader will lead. These are personal convictions, values, personally held beliefs, which shape decisions a leader makes and the way responds to others.

Your personal resolve – about anything – always determines the way you respond and your actions towards it.

Most often these resolutions are made even prior to being in a leadership position.

The resolve of a leader is powerful. In fact, if leader wants to improve his or her leadership, he or she must often improve first their personal resolve.

So, do you want to improve your leadership?

Here are 10 personal resolutions guaranteed to improve your ministry leadership:

1.  I resolve to never compromise my character in my search for progress.

2.  I resolve to consistently be walking by faith – willing to risk for the sake of God’s call on my life.

3.  I resolve to pray earnestly before I make major decisions and solicit others to join me in discerning God’s direction for our team and my leadership.

4.  I resolve to extend grace freely, empower others, and realize mistakes made and learned from are a part of healthy discipleship.

5.  I resolve to protect my family time – never compromising it in the name of ministry.

6.  I resolve to make my personal health a priority and discipline myself to stay as healthy as possible.

7.  I resolve to allow trials and turmoil to draw me closer to Christ and shape my character for good.

8.  I resolve to love the seemingly unloveable – even those with whom I do not agree – responding to darkness around me with the love and light of Christ.

9.  I resolve to pray for my enemies, extend grace liberally, offer forgiveness readily and never hold a grudge.

10.  I resolve to surround myself with wise and moral influencers, allowing at least a few people access to know and speak into the deepest and most private parts of my life.