Sometimes passionate leaders lead apathetic people – just ask Moses. And sometimes apathetic leaders have passionate followers – but usually not for long.
But since I’m writing to Pastors and Christian leaders, I’ll simply say that if you’re frustrated that people don’t seem passionate and driven enough, you must start with a check of your own temperature.
I’ve written an article about this and wanted to share it with you.
Also, if you find yourself unable to rekindle your passion for life or leadership, it may be that you’re suffering from burnout, and that’s my specialty! I’d love to help, whether as a friend or as your leadership coach.
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My hope and prayer for you as a leader is that the next few weeks would be a time of breathing, of enjoying family and church events, and of drawing close to Jesus. And then, that 2024 would be a year of breakthrough for you in your leadership!
Please don’t hesitate to connect with me if you need guidance toward making that happen!
Keep on growing!
PS – It’s not time to shut down for the holidays quite yet. If you’re experiencing burnout or have a desire to make 2024 a year of breakthrough on both a personal and professional level, let’s book a half-hour clarity call together!
This Week’s Big Sermon Idea
THE BIG IDEA: Repentance for the forgiveness of sins prepares the way for us to understand and receive the best news of all – that Jesus Christ has ushered in a new kind of kingdom and we’re all invited!
Creative Sermon Series Ideas from MinistryPass
My favorite resource for sermon series and message ideas, complete series graphics, and video bumpers (but NOT full notes) to get you started is MinistryPass! Each week, I’ll feature a series I would recommend checking out for the upcoming season of the church year. This week:
From the Description:
This Christmas series looks at prophetic songs of worship and adoration of Christ in the Old Testament, and songs and prayers sung in the wake of the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies in the New Testament.
Links for Leaders
- Joe LaLonde has a great post this week about Thanks: 5 Ways Gratitude Can Transform Church Leadership.
- I couldn’t agree with Scott Cochrane more about 3 Ways Your Fast Decisions Could Be Hurting Your Results.
- I so appreciate Pastor Rick Warren’s post about how to Follow the Gentle Ways of Jesus.
- While this one is scary for me, I appreciated this Entrepreneur post on Why Strong Leaders Embrace Conflict — And Don’t Avoid It.
- I find myself talking with leaders a lot about this, from Allison Cook’s podcast episode on Finding God Through Your Feelings.
- Julie Roys brings us a bit of helpful research about how Most US Evangelical Churches Plan to Offer Several Christmas Events.
- Again, from Pastor Rick Warren, an article for pastors and church leaders about Four Important Steps Before a Church Reset.
Events for Church Leaders
February 26-28, 2024
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March 4 – 7, 2024
Although making disciples is the clear mission of the Church, when asked, most churches say that making disciples who make disciples is still their biggest weakness.
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