Dan Reiland The Pastor's Coach – Developing Church Leaders

We are called to love and lead everyone who is part of the church.

But some who attend your church are easier to lead than others. Right?

Those who love the vision, are positive and want what’s best for the big picture are easier to lead. That doesn’t mean there are no disagreements along the way, that’s natural, but vision overrides opinion and progress wins the day.

In contrast, some of the most difficult people to lead are those who are negative.

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Leadership can be lonely, but it shouldn’t be.

Leadership is only lonely at the top if you create your organization or team to function that way.

Yes, you are responsible for the big, hairy, tough decisions, but you don’t make them all alone. You have a team. You have people you talk to.

So, who do you talk to? I mean REALLY talk to?

Of course, God is at the top of the list, but who are the people in your inner circle?

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2019 is near!

  • Is your direction clear?
  • Are your plans complete?
  • Is your lead team onboard?

You’ve probably been working on your plans for 2019 all Fall, maybe longer, but now that Christmas is here your focus is understandably diverted. Christmas Eve weekend is one of the best times of the year to tell the good news of Jesus Christ!

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No one ever starts out in ministry expecting to mess up, fail or quit.

We all begin with great vision, enthusiasm, and dreams of changing the world for good.

So what goes wrong?

Why do good and godly leaders (church staff and volunteer) end up crashing in ministry, and end up out of ministry?

The answer to that question is obviously complicated, but essentially, we fail to anticipate and prepare for tough times and rough seasons in ministry.

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