Five facts about congregational leaders.
- Most leaders overestimate what can be accomplished in 3 months and underestimate what can be accomplished in 3 years.
- Most leaders avoid the single, large, “this we must do” challenge and distract themselves with familiar, sometimes unproductive work.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- Which of the five facts hits closest to your home and what could you do about it?
- 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.