Dan Reiland The Pastor's Coach – Developing Church Leaders

A fast pace with high pressure can cause us to believe functional leadership lies even if we’ve been taught they’re not true.

I call them functional lies because they are not moral or sinful, but they can still be harmful.

“Leadership lies” may be too strong a phrase, but “misconceptions” is too weak.

I’ve met too many great people that lead as if these statements are true. So, allow some grace for perhaps an overly strong word, and let’s get practical.

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Hiring a staff member can be stressful.

It’s a big decision, and you never know for certain how it will work out.

Smart leaders will do everything possible to make a wise choice when hiring, not the fast choice.

When it comes to hiring, fast seems expedient, but more often than not, it’s expensive in the end.

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It’s nearly impossible to overestimate the value of children’s ministry in your church.

  • Parents love their kids.
  • God loves their kids.
  • I’m confident you do too.

But the fact that you care about the kids that attend your church may not show in your children’s ministry.

Your church may have an inspiring vision, outstanding worship services, and strong outreach ministries, etc., but if your children’s ministry isn’t vibrant, families may stop coming.

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The problems we face are commonly packaged in circumstances like financial crunches, people conflicts, and strategic challenges. They are all very real.

Yet, scripture reminds us there is something else, something larger in motion.

If you are a leader in the church, you have a role in the battle between good and evil.

It’s a spiritual battle that plays itself out in the natural realm.

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