Dan Reiland The Pastor's Coach – Developing Church Leaders

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Church online is awesome.

It works.

But so many are saying, “It’s just not the same as being there.” 

And while others would say, “What do you mean come back to church? I never left; I’m online.

Others are owning that they are beginning to drift.

Here’s our message. The doors of the church are re-opening, and we welcome you.

When you are ready.

Some have personal concerns that we need to honor along with their sense of timing for when they’re ready to return to church in larger gatherings.

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Great hospitality isn’t a strategy, it’s part of a lifestyle.

It begins within the hearts of a few who have a gift of hospitality and catches like wildfire amongst all it touches.

Any kind of hospitality is great.

If it’s a job description fulfilled by cheerful people, that is absolutely wonderful.

But I’ve traveled to enough churches around the country that it’s now easy to notice the difference between hospitality that is a program and hospitality that is more of a spirit within the people.

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Jesus didn’t need people to help him.  He didn’t need twelve disciples.

Yet he chose them.

He could have been born, grown in stature and wisdom, taught, been put to death, raised from the grave, and returned to heaven without messing with twelve guys and their issues.

Jesus didn’t need to wrestle with things such as the tension from the men leaving their families, competing for status, arguing over who’s greatest, asking frustrating questions and an ultimate betrayal.

However, working through other leaders was God’s plan from the beginning.

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I’ll admit my bias, I’m a fan of group life.

In my observation, the best and most enduring stories of life change are connected to some form of small group experience.

Christianity was never designed to be a journey taken alone. In fact, I don’t believe you can live your faith journey to its fullest potential by yourself.

You can know Jesus as Savior, but you will not likely experience the fullness of growth and maturity that you are designed for, if you do it on your own.

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