LEADING FROM ALIGNMENT EPISODE 160: FOUR PROMISING TRENDS IN THE LOCAL CHURCH – PART 2

by | Oct 25, 2022 | Emotional Health, Leadership, Mental Health, Ministry Leader, Pastor, Podcast | 0 comments

Jesus is on the move and building His church today. In this episode, Jim and John unpack two additional positive trends they’re noticing across their network of church clients, and how leaders can ride the wave of these two encouraging currents.

Recap Episode 159 – Promising Trends

  1. Giving/Generosity
  2. New people growth

In today’s podcast, we unpack two more encouraging trends we’re seeing in churches across the country.  Here is the audio version of Episode 160. The video version is here.

Simplification

If the pandemic did anything, it forced simplification of our playbooks. Post-pandemic, some churches have gone back to pre-pandemic playbooks that are stuffed with way too many plays. But many churches have learned well, and have not only maintained a simpler playbook, but have even gone further in fine-tuning their programming.

Leader takeaway: Keep your playbook simple. Pour gas on your best plays.

Focus on Health

This one is so encouraging to us. The last 2.5 years has placed unbelievable stress on leaders. It’s forced them to make a decision. Either I quit (which more than a few have), or I learn how to get healthier so I can lead in a sustainably fruitful way.

Leader takeaway: Work diligently at work. But work just as diligently on yourself.

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