Dan Reiland The Pastor's Coach – Developing Church Leaders

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Christmas is almost here!

It seems strange that pressure rises in “The most wonderful time of the year!

But it does!

Pressure is experienced in different ways, similar to blood pressure in the human body.

  • 120/80 (or lower) is the normal range.
  • 140/90 and higher is considered Hypertension (too high)
  • 90/60 and lower is considered Hypotension (too low)

There is a similar concept in leadership when it comes to pressure. 

There will always be pressure – that’s normal. It’s part of life and leadership.

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The next generation represents the leadership for our future.

I’m encouraged by the young student pastors at 12Stone Church. They are sharp, passionate, innovative and dedicated to their work. They are leading the way for the next generation coming up and setting a great example.

This past weekend and next weekend our student pastors will have over 700 students attending a retreat where they, and their adult leaders, invest deeply in the spiritual lives of the students. The stories are already truly life changing!

The person we choose to lead the way for their spiritual lives is so important. That’s why I’ve always been passionate about and grateful for the leaders in student ministry.

Who you choose and place into leadership is incredibly important.

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No one local church can do every ministry. The question then becomes which ministries and how many? How do you decide? How many is too many?

It’s like a local church to continue to add ministries. It is also like a local church to resist eliminating a ministry, regardless of its effectiveness.

Most churches are busy to the point of significant fatigue. Yet, all that activity doesn’t necessarily translate to vibrant and healthy growing churches.

So, what is the best leadership move?

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When it comes to church, revenue and redemption don’t feel very closely connected. Theologically speaking they aren’t, salvation is a free gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8) However, the contemporary church as we know it, doesn’t function without financial resources. Candidly, in every church I know, money is tight.

There never seems to be quite enough money and sometimes there is a significant shortfall. In fact, I’m not aware of one church that has so much money that they don’t know what to do with it all.

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