Dan Reiland The Pastor's Coach – Developing Church Leaders

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As you develop in your leadership, you grow through “leadership lids” that can slow or even prevent your church from growing.

John Maxwell says it this way,

“Leadership ability is the lid that determines a person’s level of effectiveness. The lower an individual’s ability to lead, the lower the lid on his or her potential. The higher the leadership, the greater the effectiveness.”

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

We all need to grow through our leadership lids, and we can.

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Lord, will this work?”

Every leader has prayed an honest prayer like this one about their vision.

And every leader understands the weight of that prayer.

When you cast a big vision, there are always risks. If, for no other reason, the outcomes are not guaranteed.

If you can guarantee the outcomes of your vision, it’s too small. A good vision finds its balance at the intersection of the need for God’s favor and the ability of the leaders to carry their part.

When it comes to realizing a vision with eternal outcomes, it requires a divine partnership. God does His part, and you do yours. We have confidence in God, but it’s easy to second guess ourselves when the pressure rises.

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What are the primary messages your leadership communicates?

Your style of leadership, personal background, developmental journey, and faith heritage influence a certain pattern of convictions you carry.

Your convictions as a leader shape your decisions, form your relationships, and influence your vision. Your level of faith, in turn, increases the strength of your convictions.

Some of those convictions are likely unique and personal to you, but there are convictions that reach across a wide range of leaders and are more universal.

I’m sure you could add a few, but let me offer you seven leadership convictions as a great starting place to compare the messages you are sending to the messages you want to send.

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How would you assess your personal momentum as a leader?

Do you sense your life and leadership moving forward in a positive and productive way?

If not, do you have a sense of what’s holding you back?

Feeling stuck as a leader is never a good feeling, but there is always a reason, and a way out.

In this post, I’m not referring to the momentum of your church or organization, but your personal momentum. Yes, the two are always connected, but momentum starts with you.

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