Dan Reiland The Pastor's Coach – Developing Church Leaders

Category / Leadership

How will we lead in the post-COVID era?

Is it possible that we are all becoming church planters with buildings?

Perhaps that’s exaggerated, but not by much.

If you adopt a church planter’s mental, emotional, and spiritual disposition, it’s an exciting time to lead right now.

Church planters:

  • Live in the realm of the unknown
  • Have no guarantees
  • Are not sure how many people they will have when the dust settles
  • Have a clear and passionate vision
  • Possess unbounding faith and hope

Hmmm… sounds a lot like most of us.

Yes, we have buildings, some resources, and a number of people.

However, most church leaders admit they don’t really know how many people are still part of the congregation, their buildings are not full, and many of their best leaders are not ready to come back.

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What can stop the Coronavirus?

I’m all in for: 

  • Wearing my mask.
  • Social distancing. 
  • Washing my hands. 

That makes a big difference.

We also need factual and accurate information to keep learning the trends, what works, what doesn’t work, and how to be smart about this crazy season we’re all in.

Some say it won’t be over until there’s a vaccine. There is undoubtedly truth to that, but is a vaccine really the magic bullet? 

I don’t know what God has in mind, but I am confident that He loves and cares about people and can shut down the Coronavirus by speaking even just one word. 

What I do know is that prayer is our best, strongest, and most powerful weapon against this world pandemic. 

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We are nearing six months in this COVID season, and stress is rising among so many leaders.

The greater the stress and pressure, the greater the need for margin in your schedule.

It’s a strange time for a number of reasons, but one reason is that it’s difficult to sense or measure progress, and leaders have an innate drive to make progress.

I was recently asked about the size of 12Stone’s attendance. I paused and stuttered, “I don’t really know.” That’s one of the strangest leadership moments I’ve experienced in decades. 

More accurately stated, it’s difficult to measure progress in traditional ways.

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It’s possible that the Church will change more in one year than it has in the last fifty years.

I know that can be frustrating when the big question is “How will it change?” and so often the answer is, “We don’t know.” 

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