My good friend Ben wrote yesterday about something that’s been on my mind lately – the lead pastor does not necessarily need to be the lead communicator. The lead pastor’s role is to shepherd a congregation, to provide vision for the church, lead the staff, and generally guide the church toward enlarging the kingdom. I’m kind of surprised that there are people who still think the lead pastor has to be the one behind the pulpit (literally or figuratively) each week.

Allowing more gifted communicators to be out front on Sunday mornings demonstrates not only the lead pastor’s empowerment of the other pastors’ gifts, but his comfort in knowing where he’s best used. Your church will be better off for it.