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5 Facts about Congregational Leaders

Five facts about congregational leaders.

  1. Most leaders overestimate what can be accomplished in 3 months and underestimate what can be accomplished in 3 years.
  2. Most leaders avoid the single, large, “this we must do” challenge and distract themselves with familiar, sometimes unproductive work.
  3. Most leaders could better connect with unchurched people by inviting them into their living room rather than their church building, but the first is foreign so they never try.   
  4. Most leaders have stopped having fun with their boards or staff. They never set aside an evening or a morning to play or share a meal or tell stories of how God is stirring in their lives.   
  5. Most leaders experience mounting financial pressure in their congregation and allow “there’s not enough money” to drive the congregation while a vision of what God might want to do is assigned a back seat…even though they know that a different future begins with a new vision and a leader(s) willing to lead with courage.  

1000 Young Leader training is a hinge point in my life. God is transforming my life. I will never be the same. –California 1000 Young Leader

So, do two things!

  1. Which of the five facts hits closest to your home and what could you do about it?
  2. Expand your influence. Share this short blog with five other leaders in your congregation and ask them where do we need “together” to lead with courage.


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