Dan Reiland The Pastor's Coach – Developing Church Leaders

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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The idea of Christmas “holidays” may seem ironic for you who are in church leadership.

It’s the “happiest time of the year,” right? So why does it feel like the “busiest time of the year?”

I love the holidays. I grew up in San Diego, so Christmas included warm weather and palm trees for me. Here in Atlanta with the changing of seasons, it feels like Christmas! We love it! But the holidays are incredibly busy. That’s just a reality. And the church intensifies that reality.

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