A couple other seminary students were sharing with me yesterday about how lonely things can be as they’ve began working in leadership in different churches.
I wrote a while back about how ‘leaders need community‘. I want to take this further as not only an acknowledgment, but as a request, on behalf of leaders.
Certainly there are times when leaders must go it alone, but does loneliness in leadership really need to be simply ‘part of the job’, ‘just reality’, or something we need to simply ‘suck up’?
Can we really just assume our leaders are okay, “they’ve got Jesus”?
I’ve read that bouts of depression are normal for leaders – but should it be, with a healthy community around them?
How are we as a body of believers, responsible for our leaders?
Are we setting up our emerging leaders for failure when they’re feeling like this right out of the gate?
And yes, this is me sometimes.