By Dave Smith
I. Expect Problems
Any time you work with people expect problems.
II. Identify The Real Problem
Sometimes the surface problem is not the real underlying problem.
III. Consider The Source
Always evaluate who it is that is bringing the problem to your attention.
IV. Don’t Overreact
Be calm as you are listening to and solving problems.
V. Decide What Action Should Be Taken
A leader must make wise decisions to solve the problem.
VI. Be Careful When You Deal With People
Never overreact to people. You can correct people firmly but with kindness.
VII. Correct The Problem As Soon As Possible
Problems that are not corrected quickly build to be larger problems.
VIII. Avoid Bothering The Pastor With Small Problems
Only major problems should be brought to the pastor’s attention.
IX. Pray About Problems
God through prayer will give you the wisdom you need for problem solutions.
X. Give God The Glory
Always reflect all glory to the Lord, not to yourself.