Greg King

Five Stones

Ebb and Flow

Momentum plays a huge role in ministry. Knowing when to get on and get off of a program/event is a huge decision that a leader must make in order to be a successful leader. The rub is when the leader senses it’s time to move away from something even when things seem to be going well from the outside. If the leader waits for the crowd to recognize that the ministry is losing momentum then it is already too late. Learning how to navigate the ebbs and flow of momentum will play a huge roll in the success and failure of every leader.


May 18, 2007 - Posted by | Leadership


  1. Someone once told me “Kill it before it dies,” which is exactly what you’re saying.

    Comment by daveholt | May 18, 2007 | Reply

  2. I normally say that intution is a leader’s best friend. Intuition goes hand in hand with momentum. Intuition is like listening to one’s gut. This is something that many leaders have yet to fully grasp. You can’t teach anyone how to listen to the gut. It’s something that is cultivated personally. Just a little wisdom to help you as you do this: THE GUT SIGNAL is like red lights flashing within you. Leaders should be able to sense things so that they are not caught unawares.

    Comment by Herman Najoli | May 18, 2007 | Reply

  3. I would think this calls for on-going serious time with the Lord seeking His wisdom and listening with our ears, mind and heart ever so closely to the Holy Spirit. Galations 5:25 – “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the spirit.” What a gift the Holy Spirit is because we know God’s ways are not ours. Which is a good thing!! I pray you will paddle your canoe in the wakes made by the Holy Spirit as you navigate the ebbs and flows of the student ministry.

    Comment by Sherri Palmer | May 19, 2007 | Reply

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