Dan Reiland The Pastor's Coach – Developing Church Leaders

Today at 12Stone Church we are on Day 15 of 21 Days of prayer together as we read through Jim Maxim’s book, 21 Days of Breakthrough Prayer – The Power of Agreement.

It’s an incredibly powerful movement when an entire congregation reads the same devotional and then prays the same prayer, together in agreement, asking for God’s favor and a breakthrough for life change. (The link to the online prayers is available in the book.)

Prayer connects us to the heart, mind, and power of God.

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If you are like most leaders, you face daily distractions that can pull you off the important priorities.

People, projects, and problems clamor for your time. It’s not that you don’t want to give your time, but you can’t say yes to everything and everyone.

Discerning the difference between a distraction that derails you, or a “divine interruption” isn’t always easy.

Someone may “stop by” during your day, and God has a special encounter in mind. How do you know?

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We all want to see our church grow to reach more people for Jesus.

That often requires a deeper look into what needs to be improved in order to see that vision realized.

Focusing on church growth first requires accurate assessment for the lack of growth.

Nothing is more frustrating than working hard, doing all the right things you know to do, and your church doesn’t seem to grow. Or it may be growing, but just barely.

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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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