by | Jan 10, 2023 | Change, Decision-making, Leadership, Ministry Leader, Pastor

Summary: In today’s episode John and Jim welcome Paul Feuerstein back to the mic. In Part 2 of their conversation, they unpack some of the biggest challenges facing leaders today, and practical things leaders can do about those challenges.

You can listen to the audio version here. Here is the video version.

Show notes are below:

  1. From your perspective what are the biggest challenges facing leaders today?
    1. We’re leading in uncertain times – what hill are we supposed to take?
    2. Managing ministry tensions
      1. The Holy Spirit and systems.
      2. Personal health vs. personal sacrifice.
  • Biblical vs. relevancy.
  1. Caring for the flock vs. caring for ourselves.
  2. Faith and wisdom.
  1. We’re leading in an age of information overload
  2. What practical things can leaders do about these challenges?
    1. Spend time with an unchanging God. We need more of this.
    2. Do your best.
  • Wrestle with the tensions – not either/or . . . rather . . . both/and.
  1. What’s bringing you the most joy and energy today as a veteran leader?
    1. My grandkids.
    2. Continuing education.
    3. Watching people come to faith in Jesus.
  2. If you could go back in time, what would you tell the 22-year-old version of yourself?
    1. It’s going to be a wild ride . . . enjoy it.
    2. God is more powerful than you know, so don’t be afraid.
    3. You’re not who you say you are; you’re not who other people say you are; you’re who God says you are.
    4. You’re in over your head, but God is with you.