Dan Reiland The Pastor's Coach – Developing Church Leaders

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My friend and mentor, John Maxwell, has written and spoken about being mentored by the great coach John Wooden among others.

Hearing this, a pastor asked me these questions: “How does one go about getting the greatest NCAA coach as a mentor? Did he (Maxwell) just ask for regular meetings and what does mentorship look like?”

Good questions.

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Usher Ministry

Your ushers can make or break your worship service.

The difference between a grumpy, distracted, and untrained usher compared to a cheerful, engaged, and “serve you with a smile” usher is huge!

I’ve always loved the usher team; it was one of my favorite ministries to lead.

The usher’s role is so important but often undervalued, undertrained, and less than organized.

Your ushers are a tremendous force in setting the tone for worship and helping to prepare the people to hear and respond to the Word of God.

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Kids matter!

The value and importance of children’s ministry in the local church simply can’t be overestimated.

Let’s be candid, if the kids don’t like it, the parents aren’t bringing them back.

In contrast, there are countless stories of families who started and continued to attend church on the basis of gaining a stronger spiritual foundation for their kids.

When I think about the hundreds of incredibly dedicated and gifted people who volunteer in our children’s ministry here at 12Stone Church, I’m truly overwhelmed with gratitude.

Our volunteers cover so many different roles on the children’s teams, such as; holding babies, story-telling, leading worship, host teams to welcome kids and parents and leading a small group.

Those who volunteer in children’s ministry make it possible for your church to accomplish its mission!

And when I think about staff in children’s ministry, whoa, they are amazing!

Your children’s leadership team has incredible influence on the young and impressionable lives of the next generation!

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Christmas is almost here!

It seems strange that pressure rises in “The most wonderful time of the year!

But it does!

Pressure is experienced in different ways, similar to blood pressure in the human body.

  • 120/80 (or lower) is the normal range.
  • 140/90 and higher is considered Hypertension (too high)
  • 90/60 and lower is considered Hypotension (too low)

There is a similar concept in leadership when it comes to pressure. 

There will always be pressure – that’s normal. It’s part of life and leadership.

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